Essential Research Tools
Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 3,900 peer-reviewed publications. Over 85 journals devoted to the study of music. Good place to start your search. (from EBSCO)
1975–current | Some full text
Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 5,300 journal titles many of which are in full text. Some 3,800 journals are peer-reviewed.
1980-current | Some full text
The IMSLP (International Music Score Project Library) contains more than 267,000 public domain scores of more than 78,600 works by more than 7,500 composers. Scores are in PDF format, thus can be printed. The database also includes more than 28,000 sound recordings.
Provides access to scholarly journals and books. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1-IV and VII) includes over 100 titles in music.
1800s–current | Some full text
Provides access to a comprehensive music collection which includes classical music, jazz, world music, folk music, Chinese music, and more all in a streaming format. Includes informational commentary on composers, discussions of classical music and opera, and a pronunciation guide.
15,000 + CDs | Listen only no downloads | More info
Search for full text newspaper articles. Good for reviews of music performances of all varieties. (from ProQuest)
1980-current | Full text
Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources. Just click on “Find Full Text @SMU.” See also the Google Scholar Blog for citation metrics.
Some full text, some pay for view
From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program. (From OCLC FirstSearch)