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Music Subject Guide

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When conducting music research, search using some of these elements:

  • Composer
  • Nationality of the Composer
  • Title
  • Genre
  • Musical Period
  • Geographic Information
  • Numbers associated with the work
  • Instrumentation
  • Key Signature or voice type/range

Other things to consider:

  • Combine the above elements with the appropriate logic operator (AND, OR, NOT)
  • Are there multiple ways to describe a piece? composer? time period?

If you still aren't sure, ask a librarian.

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From an EbscoHost database,

  • Click on the detailed record for the article.
  • Click on the link “Request document via interlibrary loan” and complete the form.

Otherwise, please fill out this Interlibrary Loan Request Form.

Questions? Contact Abigail DeWeese at 618.374.5072 or

Google Scholar Search

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Open Google Scholar > Settings

In Settings > Select Library Links

Type Principia to see all the options > Check All Three

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