Music: Community Music

Articles
Research
Books
Journals
News articles
Archive collections

Main databases

Secondary subject databases
Database Description
Community Music @ EBSCOhost Selected EBSCOhost databases for Community Music. View Full Description
Community Music @ ProQuest Selected ProQuest databases for Community Music. View Full Description

Also useful

Tertiary subject databases
Database Description
Emerald Insight Collection of books and journals published by Emerald, chiefly for management and technology. View Full Description
Google Scholar (with Laurier content access) Searches for articles and web resources from academic publishers and universities. View Full Description
LexisNexis Quicklaw Canadian court decisions and legal commentary. View Full Description
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global International database with full text and/or abstracts for doctoral dissertations and selected master's theses. View Full Description

Research process overview

NOTE: Research isn't linear; you can always "back up" a step, for example, to find more resources after you start writing.

Music resources

Interdisciplinary resources

Community Music encompasses a wide range of disciplines. Depending on your area of research, you may want to consult resources for other disciplines:

Grant information

Use Grant Connect to discover funding opportunities. It includes management tools for tracking data.

Books: Primo catalogue

  • search for your keyword(s) in the Primo catalogue
    • from the results page, limit to "books" under "refine my results"
    • to focus results, check for subjects under "refine my results" or under "details" for individual books
  • where are the books?
    • music books--ML and MT--are on the 4th floor of the Laurier Waterloo Library
    • for other books, see floor plans
  • use "requests" to have a book delivered from another location in Primo

Other book resources

Start here:

International Journal of Community Music

  • The major research journal for the discipline
  • Search by keyword or browse to discover research areas
  • Included in Community Music @ EBSCOhost

Finding a specific article

Finding articles by topic

  • Search the resources on the Articles Tab in this subject guide

Laurier Archives, located on the lower floor of the library building, collects materials in a number of areas relating to community music:

  • sacred music and congregational song
  • papers of artists and composers, including Maureen Forrester and Alfred Kunz
  • local and national organization papers, including NUMUS, the KW Concert Association, and the Royal Canadian College of Organists