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Music : Music Databases & Reference

Includes research guides on jazz studies, music education, piano pedagogy, world music, instrumental and vocal resources, and much more!

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Popular General Databases


Contains full text for more than 8,600 publications, and indexing and abstracts for over 12,500 journals, in nearly every area of academic study.

Containing over 236,000 biographical profiles of celebrities, authors, historical figures, and others.

Contains electronic version of over 70,000 books from more than 500 publishers, and spans all academic subject areas. Includes over 1,000 music books.

A database platform used to access and search over 50 indexes and databases.

Helps locating journals and magazines licensed by the Missouri State University Libraries.

Full-text journal collection with 1,114 core journals in nearly all academic disciplines.  MSU owns Arts & Sciences I-IX, and Biological Sciences.  JSTOR typically provides full text of articles beginning with volume 1 of each title up to about the past three to five years. It is possible to browse by subject, choose music, and search music journals only.

Full-text database of several thousand news, business, legal, and biographical sources. The news section includes over 350 newspapers, 300 magazines and journals, 600 newsletters, wire services, transcripts of broadcasts, and nearly 300 college/university papers.

A union catalog of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide.