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Music 222: Music of the World's Peoples: Articles

This guide is a starting point for research.

Humanities & Social Sciences Databases

Start with these databases to find articles about your topic. Not finding anything? Check the subject guides for other databases or the A-Z list.

Ethnic Databases

Below are some specialized databases focusing on different cultures.

Interlibrary Loan

If your article is not available at Collins Library, you've got another option to getting it. Use Tipasa, our interlibrary loan service.

Once you have an account, either go directly to Tipasa and manually enter the information, or, if you're using a database, look for a shortcut link to automatically fill out the form.

Allow at least a week for the article to come. If your article is delivered in electronic format, you'll receive an email with a link to follow as soon as it's arrived. If it's delivered in paper, you'll receive it right in your campus mailbox.

Search Tips

When searching databases, try these search strategies.

Use OR to broaden your search. Ex. k-pop OR Korean popular music

Use quote marks when searching phrases. Ex. "Chinese Opera"

Use AND to search two different concepts. Ex. Africa AND blues

General Databases

Below is a  list of general databases covering a wide range of topics, including music. Here you'll find a mix of popular and scholarly sources.