Music: Community Music

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Archive collections

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Primary subject databases
Database Description
Music Periodicals Database Index and full text for international music periodicals, from scholarly journals to popular sources. View Full Description
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Index to music literature in various formats from around the world. View Full Description

Main databases

Secondary subject databases
Database Description
CINAHL with Full Text Index for nursing & allied health literature including full text for some content. View Full Description
ERIC (via ProQuest) Index with education related literature. Includes links to full text on the free version of ERIC. View Full Description
SPORTDiscus International database with citations for materials in sports medicine, exercise physiology, physical education and related fields. View Full Description

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Tertiary subject databases
Database Description
Canadian Music Periodical Index Citations to articles from Canadian music journals, newsletters and magazines. View Full Description

Books: Omni

  • search for your keyword(s) in Omni
    • on the left side, limit to "Books and eBooks" under "refine my results"
    • consider other ways to limit, e.g., by year or language
    • check for subjects 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 Omni Library

Other book resources

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International Journal of Community Music

  • The major research journal for the discipline
  • Search by keyword or browse to discover research areas

Finding a specific article

Finding articles by topic

  • Search Omni (limit to articles) or use one of the resources on the Articles Tab above

Course guides

Course guides organized by course number and course title
Course # Title
MU626 Research Methods in Community Music

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