Music History I: Middles Ages to 1775

Course #: MU270

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
  • Select a relevant article from the search results
  • Remember to consult the "Bibliography" at the end of the article

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, L3-303, 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.