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Music and sound

A guide to library support, resources and services for students studying music and sound

Search for journal articles using Summon

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If you are looking for theses you should search the library catalogue. You can also access and search EThOS for digitised theses from a number of different institutions.

Recommended databases for music and sound

Some other databases for music and sound

Can't find the journal article that you are looking for?

Sometimes when doing research you come across an article in a journal that you are unable to access.  This is usually because the Library does not subscribe to that title.  In these cases you can opt to use our Document Delivery Service.  

About journals

Journals can provide up to date, specialised information on topics which are not always found in books.  Issued at regular intervals there are 3 types

  • Scholarly: articles written by research or subject experts and usually peer reviewed
  • Trade and Professional: relate industry or profession, reviews of products services
  • Magazines: entertainment,  2nd 3rd hand information by freelancers

Journal lists

Recommended journal titles for music and sound

Looking for a particular journal title?

Use this link to search for an e journal title

Journals A to Z

Once you have found the journal you want you can search within it for articles.