Music Index Usage Guide

Research Guides

GUIDE TO USING THE PAPER VERSION OF THE MUSIC INDEX

Search the Music Index under subject for your topic.

A Sample Citation:

JAZZ

(a)Jazz swings uptown.(b) S.L. Miller.(c) DOWN$ (d)58:(e) 12 (f)Apr. 1991

Copy down the following information:

    a. Article title.
    b. Author of article.
    c. Periodical title (abbreviated)
    d. Volume Number
    e. Page Numbers
    f. Date of article (important!)

 

Look up the Periodical abbreviation in the front of the Music Index, in the section entitled: Periodicals Indexed.

DOWN BT Down Beat; Jazz, Blues & Beyond. John Ephland, managing ed. Maher Publications, 180 W. Park Ave, Elmhurst, Ill. 60126 Monthly $26.00

    Look up the full periodical title in the UO Library's catalog:

    Use Find Text or the online catalog to see if we have the journal or magazine in which each article is published. If you can't find it in the UO Libraries, you may need to request it from another library using interlibrary loan (ILL). Many of our online indexes allow you to place your request directly from the database (or, you can use the link from the FindText menu).

    Once you have the call number of the journal of magazine, look for the item in the appropriate place:

    Bound periodicals (usually older than the current year) are listed on the line, LIB HAS. These are shelved on our regular music shelves by the call number (if the location says MUSIC) like a book. If they are located in Knight, then they are shelved like a book on the appropriate floor. If you click on the Latest Received line, the catalog will tell you what editions we have sitting on the current periodical shelves. Unbound periodicals with the MUSIC location are on the Music Periodicals shelves across from the Music Reference Desk. All others are located on the second floor in Current Periodicals.

      Need help finding your article? Ask at the Music Reference desk or at the Douglass Listening Room desk.

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