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MUS 330: Music in the World: Asian Music: Find Journal Articles

Fall 2017.

Music Journals

Find Articles in Music Journals

Useful Searching Terms

Try these terms to kick-start your searches. Don't forget to look at the terms assigned to articles you find that are appropriate to your subject and then search these terms, too!

Asia (and individual countries)


Culture and globalization

Cultural globalization





Korean wave


Human geography




Popular culture


Translocal exchange




In EBSCohost you can search multiple databases simultaneously. Possibilities include: Academic Search Complete, Anthropology Plus, MasterFILE Premier, Music Index, Newspaper Source, Newswires, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Sociological Collection, and TOPICSearch.

EBSCOhost Basic Searching Tutorial


You can also search multiple databases in ProQuest including: Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch, MLA International Bibliography, Music Periodicals Database, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, and Social Science Premium Collection.

ProQuest Tutorial: Basic Searches

The CRAAP Checklist

Currency: The timeliness of the information.

  • When was the information published or posted?
  • Has the information been revised or updated?
  • Is the information current or out-of date for your topic?
  • Are the links functional?

Relevance:The importance of the information for your needs.

  • Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e., not too elementary or advanced for your needs)?
  • Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is one you will use?
  • Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper?

Authority: The source of the information.

  • Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?
  • Are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given?
  • What are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations?
  • What are the author's qualifications to write on the topic?
  • Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address?
  • Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source? examples: .com .edu .gov .org .net

Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the informational content.

  • Where does the information come from?
  • Is the information supported by evidence?
  • Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
  • Can you verify any of the information in another source or from personal knowledge?
  • Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion?
  • Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors

Purpose: The reason the information exists.

  • What is the purpose of the information? to inform? Teach? sell? entertain? persuade?
  • Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
  • Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda?
  • Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?