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Ethnomusicology and World Music: Journal & Research Resources

Journal and Research Indexes & Databases

Music Index, 1973-present
Indexes articles, reviews, first performance and obituary information from international music periodicals on a broad range of classical and popular music subjects; links to full-text resources.
  Available in print from 1949-1994.

RILM: Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale
Indexes and abstracts international scholarly journal articles and a wide-range of scholarly resources;links to full-text resources.

Music Periodicals Database
Indexes over 900,000 articles on a wide range of music subjects including a number of journals devoted to the music of specific regions and countries.

Academic Search Complete
Indexes multidisciplinary scholarly and popular music periodicals; links to full-text resources. 

A digital archive of multi-disciplinary scholarly journals; generally the most recent issues are not available. Select "Music" under the search boxes to search only music journals.

Produced by the American Anthropological Association in partnership with University of California Press, includes more than 30 full text journals.

Abstracts in Anthropology
"Covers a broad spectrum of significant, current anthropological topics from several hundred periodicals."

Ethnic Newswatch
Full text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic and minority press in America.

How to Find the Full-Text of an Article

Indexes and databases may contain links to the full-text of an article or just a citation or bibiliographic information.  If there is only citation, full-text of the article may be available at Bowdoin in one of our other databases, it may be available in print at Bowdoin, or it may be available at another library through ILL.

To locate the full-text of an article at Bowdoin:

    • Look for the "Find it @ Bowdoin" link. (In most indexes the link is adjacent to the citation.) 
      Click on the link; the article and journal title automatically be searched in our available resources, OR
  • Search for the article through the "Journal Titles A-Z" on the Library homepage
    Enter the "source" (SO) or journal title found in your citation.

To order an article from another library: