Music History I: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque Music

Course #: MU270

Finding a focus

Important tips for finding resources:

  • identify more items than you need - some may be difficult to get or off topic
  • keep track of where you look and the keywords you use
  • use a variety of sources: articles should be from more than one journal or essay collection
  • start early - we can get you material from other libraries
  • know how to combine keywords:

Grove Music Online

  • Access is incorporated through Oxford Music Online
  • Limit your search to "Grove Music" and to "entry title" under options
  • Select a relevant article from the search results
  • To find the list of references for your article, choose "Bibliography" under article contents
  • Use the "get it @ Laurier" links to track down items in the Bibliography
    • Note that for articles, the "get it" pages display the full journal titles

Cambridge Histories

Books

Scholarly Articles

Beyond the articles you might find using Primo, the following databases provide more direct access to scholarly articles

For more detailed searching, and/or for more obscure topics, try searching across the full text through these databases:

  • JSTOR
    • full text collection of ejournals, searchable across all the full text; you can also limit to music journals
  • Periodicals Archive Online
    • another full text collection of ejournals, searchable across all the full text; you can also limit to music journals
  • Theses and Disserations
    • covers very narrow topics; don't over-rely on theses

Think outside the box, you may find journal literature in other databases. E.g,

Hopefully most of the articles will be in electronic format. If not:

Scores

Go to Scores to find scores in print and online.

Other resources

Having problems? Don't hesitate to contact me (contact top right of this page) to set up an appointment, or drop in. My office, L3-304, is one floor up from the main floor of the Library on the Waterloo campus. Come up the stairs, then walk straight to the far right corner.