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Resources for Music History (MUH 3211)

Resources for Music History: Antiquity through the Baroque course

Music Quick Links

Frequently Used Resources

Using Music Index

Music Index  indexes international journals, dissertations and topics in music. Many students find it easier to use than RILM Abstracts because there is less international coverage.  You can limit at the first search screen or at the results screen. Let's start with a search for Johann Sebastian Bach and dance:

Here's a results screen for a search on "bach, johann sebastian" and "dance." While skimming 67 entries isn't terrible, let's look at the options to refine or limit the search circled in red. Show more will provide more options.

Let's try refining the search to academic journals and see what happens.

Now you have a smaller result set to review.  You can also add words such as titles of dances or terms to further narrow your search.

Be sure to use the Find it @ FSU link to see if the item is available online. Sometimes you may need to copy and paste the journal or book title and try searching in the library catalog if your search for the online version is not successful. 

Head, Warren D. Allen Music Library

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Laura Gayle Green
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College of Music, FSU
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Subjects: Music
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