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Where to Start - Music Research

Need help? Find it with research guides! Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians.

Music Research Guide

Search the library catalog and subject specific databases simultaneously in the box below.

Music Discovery @ Tarleton Libraries

Article databases

For more focused research, use one of the recommended databases listed below.

Academic Search Complete

African American Music Reference

American Song

Arts and Humanities Citation Index 

Classical Music Library

Classical Music Reference Library

Classical Performance in Video

Classical Scores Library

Contemporary World Music

Dance in Video

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

Eighteenth Century Collections

Films on Demand

International Index to Music Periodicals

Jazz Music Library


Oxford Music Online - Grove Music

Popular Music Library

Project Muse

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

MORE: A to Z Database List
Selected Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Musical Quarterly

Journal of Band Research

Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy

American Music Teacher (Online)

Books, periodicals, videos, etc.

Tarleton State University Libraries Catalog

eJournals  Check Full Text Finder


Dissertations and theses

Dissertations and Theses - Full Text (Proquest)


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Amy Castillo

Amy Castillo
Periodicals Librarian - Office 119
Phone: 254-968-9868

Additional Help:

LC Call Number Area

[M] – Music
[ML] – Literature on music
[MT] – Instruction and study of music

Featured Ebook

Music book cover

Beethoven and the construction of genius [electronic resource] : musical politics in Vienna, 1792-1803 / Tia DeNora.

ISBN: 0585047863 (electronic bk.)