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MUS1000: Introduction to Music Research

This guide supports the research needs of MUS1000

Searching Hacks

SEARCHING HACK: When looking for journal articles, search for your topic using key words based on your area of focus. Take advantage of the different search boxes in the Advanced Search menus to maximize your results. 

Fine tune your search using the boxes to the right of your search terms!


RILM Example:

RILM search example for Erwartung

Music Periodicals Database Example:

JSTOR example:

***Note that the "*" in the JSTOR and MP database searches is a wildcard and finds all results that begin with the root.

  • "Vienn*" retrieves "Vienna" and "Viennese";
  • "chin*" retrieves  "China", "Chinese", "Chinois", etc.

The "*" wildcard works in many major databases.