Google Scholar can be a useful searching tool, particularly when it checks against the electronic full text holdings at FSU. This link requires you to log in with your FSU e-mail information-- but it's worth it!
Looking for articles on music education or music therapy topics? These databases will help you find it:
PsycInfo indexes articles in psychology, but also related fields such as music education and music therapy. You can use the "Methodology" option under "limit your results" to search for articles using specific kinds of research methodolgies (e.g. emperical, literature review, qualitative, quantitative). Be sure to scroll down the page to get to it!
Music Index Online indexes music periodicals from all over. While abstracts are not available, the subject headings are music specific (and "friendlier" to those doing music education research at the graduate level for the first time).