F&M College Library

MUS 230: Music History: Atiquity to 1750

Find Background Informaiton

This is the first place you should search when doing music research. Use it to find background information about your topic, and pay particular attention to the bibliographies at the end of each entry. They can provide you with great sources! 

Find Books

Search here for books, and ebooks. 



Sample searches:

mozart AND "piano concerto" AND (analysis OR criticism OR interpretation)

mozart AND (society OR culture OR politics OR philosophy)

"elizabethan melancholy"

Recommended Databases

Use these databases to find articles on your topic as well as music recordings in the classical music library.

E-Z Borrow: Books

To request print books to which we do not have immediate access, use E-ZBorrow 

Interlibrary Loan/ILL: Articles and Books

To request articles or books/book chapters or other materials not available at F&M, use Interlibrary Loan/ILL 


Research Help

Picking Your Topic is Research

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Journal Examples

Disciplinary Journals that contain articles on all aspects of music history or music theory, and that usually concern general issues of interest to all musicologists:
Journal of Musicology
- Journal of the American Musicological Society
- Journal of Music Theory
- Music Theory Spectrum
- Music Analysis
- Music & Letters
- Musical Quarterly
More narrowly focused journals:
Early Music
Cambridge Opera Journal
- Opera Quarterly
- Journal of the Society for American Music
- American Music

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