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Music Guide: Databases

Google Scholar

This is an international index of scholarly literature - includes references to journal articles, formal documents and reports and Google Books. If items are freely available or accessible via a UKZN subscription you will be able to get to them by clicking on the title of the item.

Academic electronic databases

Databases contain references to journal articles from many different journals, chapters in books and in some cases, theses and dissertations. Some databases also include the full text of the articles and other items. Some databases are multisiciplinary (Academic Search Complete; EBSCOhost Research Databases), while others are subject specific (Grove Dictionary of Music). 

Most academic journals are not freely available via search engines such as Google, libraries have to pay for access. The UKZN Library's website provides an alphabetical list of all databases as well as a list of databases by subject

Music Databases/Databases containing music literature

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