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Music Index

Music Index is a citation index to music periodical literature and provides citations to book reviews, obituaries, news periodicals, and news and articles about music, musicians, and the music industry.

Online coverage is from 1970 to the present.

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List of journal periodical titles in Music Index.

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What Is Music Index?

MUSIC INDEX is a citation index with some abstracts.

COVERAGE is from 1970 to the present. [Print volumes in Reference ML118.M84 cover 1949-2007.]

FORMATS INDEXED are international musical periodicals.

SUBJECTS focus on classical and popular music.

FULL TEXT may be available online for some materials. Select PDF Full View to view; or click on the "View Now @ UK" icon to connect to InfoKat and ILL.

Tips for Searching Music Index

Search Strategy

Form/Symbols Used

Sample Search

Retrieves---

Boolean Operators

AND   OR   NOT

mozart AND requiem

 

records with both terms

 

 

 

opera OR musical

records with at least one of the terms

    jazz NOT blues records that contain "jazz" but exclude "blues"

Truncation

*

symphon*

symphony, , symphonic, symphonisches, etc.

Wild Card : Alternate Spelling

#

sch#nberg

schonberg, schönberg, schoenberg

Wild Card: Unknown Character

?

despre?

despres, desprez

Phrases

“   ”

“figured bass”

the EXACT phrase; good for song titles

Nesting/Parentheses

(   )

(nijinsky AND ballet) NOT stravinsky

items that exclude "stravinsky", but contain both "nijinsky" and "ballet"

Proximity

n#

machaut n5 virelai

results within 5 words of each other, any order

 

w#

machaut w5 virelai

results within 5 words of each other, in order specified

 

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  • Advanced Search   Start with this search mode
  • Boolean/Phrase   Use this default
  • Apply related words   Check this box to include true synonyms and plurals of your terms
  • Limits Set limits for  Publication Date, Language, Linked Full Text, Document Type