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Begin Your Research

This Infoguide provides basic information on where to find different types of musical materials - click a tab on the left.

  • Find Scores (and parts-sets) to study and perform, in print and online.

  • Find Recordings in the physical collection and from online streaming audio/video libraries.

  • Find Books in Mason Libraries and elsewhere.

  • Find Articles with music-specific database indexes that point to articles and studies on your topic (or use the Metafinder below!)

  • Write & Cite: learn about citation styles and Zotero software.

  • Get Help: chat with an online librarian or set up an individual appointment.

Music Metafinder

Mason Metafinder : MUSIC

This handy and quick engine searches ALL FOUR* of our principal music literature database indexes simultaneously.
(It discovers citations to journal articles, reviews, and books. It does not find recordings or scores.)
Type your term(s) in the textbox above and click the button.

*RILM, Music Periodical Database (formerly IIMP), Music Index, RIPM