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Jazz Studies Guide

Find Scholarly Articles in Databases

Use scholarly articles to learn about original research on a specific topic in jazz.

First, try searching for scholarly articles through the library search. Simply type in a keyword search, press enter, then use the left-hand sidebar to filter to "Availability: Peer-Reviewed Journals" and "Resource Type: Articles." Here are a few examples of keyword searches:

Aaron Copland AND jazz

"Acid jazz" AND "Hip-Hop"

Modal Jazz Piano Techniques


After looking up articles through the library search, dig deeper by using our article databases. A few are listed below. For a comprehensive list of all databases related to music, please check out our Music Database List.

Important Jazz Periodicals

Here are a few important scholarly journals that focus exclusively on jazz. You can search for more in our Journal Finder.


Here are a few popular trade publications for jazz musicians, composers, educators, and listeners:

Jazz Online News

Stay up to date through these websites and online magazines and newspapers for jazz news, interviews, and performances.