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Music Periodicals Database


The Music Periodicals Database – formerly International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP+IIMP Full Text) – supports music scholarship, theory, and practice with access to about 220 full-text titles and citations sourced from more than 600 international music periodicals.

What is Music Periodicals Database?

MUSIC PERIODICALS DATABASE is a citation index with some abstracts.

COVERAGE is from 1874 to the present.

FORMATS INDEXED are international musical periodicals.

SUBJECTS focus on classical and popular music.

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Tips for Search Music Periodicals Database

Search Strategy


Sample Search


Boolean Operators


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 retrieves 1 or more characters at the end of a search term



symphony, symphonic, symphonisches, etc.

Wild Card retrieves 1 character at the end or inside a search term



despres, desprez




schonberg, schönberg, schoenberg


“   ”

“figured bass”

the EXACT phrase; good for song titles


(   )

(nijinsky AND ballet) NOT stravinsky

items that exclude Stravinsky, but contain both nijinsky and ballet



palestrina NEAR/5 mass

results within 5 words of each other, any order



palestrina PRE/5

results within 5 words of each other, in order specified

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Music Periodicals Database Basic Search Tutorial

Guide for Searching Music Periodicals Database

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