Best Bet Databases in
Popular Music Topics
Essential scholarly journals in many academic fields, especially arts, literature, humanities, and biology.
Some back to early 1900s; most recent 2-5 years not available.
- Music Index Online
Identifies articles in over 700 music journals. Covers classical, jazz, popular, folk, and world music, including musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, applied and professional topics, music education, and the music industry. 1976-present.
- RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-Present only)
Indexes scholarly writings on music and related disciplines. Includes citations and abstracts for journal articles, essays, Festschriften, dissertations, books, scholarly reviews, etc. International coverage, including non-English languages.