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Aaron Copland School of Music
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Location & Contact

Music Building, Room 225
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597

(tel) 718-997-3900
(fax) 718-997-3928

Finding Resources on Music

Finding Articles About Music


  • Select one of the following databases:
    • RILM
      It contains citations and abstracts for scholarly works in music, including journal articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, films, videos, iconographies, conference proceedings, reviews, etc.
    • Music Index
      The index provides citations to articles, reviews, obituaries, and other materials found in more than 700 international music periodicals.
    • JSTOR
      A fulltext journal provider that contains the complete back runs of dozens of international titles dedicated music.
    • IIMP (International Index to Music Periodicals)
      Over 80 journals have full-text access while over 400 are indexed. 
  • Enter keyword search terms or author and/or title terms. For example, use “Crawford Seeger string quartet” to find articles on Ruth Crawford Seeger’s string quartets.


  • After clicking “search,” scroll through the results. You may save items to a folder by clicking on the “Add” folder. When you are done adding items, click on “folder has items” to print, save, or email the citations to yourself.


Other databases containing music or related sources (go to “All Databases” under “Databases” on the Music Library homepage)

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Arts and Humanities Search
  • Humanities Index
  • Lexis Nexis
  • New York Times Historical
  • Project Muse           

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How to Find Online Journals


  • Click on “E-Periodicals” and type in the title of the journal you need..


  • Click on link to holdings you need. Be sure to check the publication dates and make sure the date and issue you need are available.

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How to Find Print Journals

  • Search journal title in the CUNY Catalog using a Title search or “Journal Title Search”

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