SEARCH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
The best place to start your search for journal articles is in online databases or indexes. You may have to search several different databases to find available articles. The big databases are JSTOR & Ebsco (see tabs above for search tips & tricks) and the following links provide more detailed descriptions of databases organized by subject:
You may also browse available journal titles online using the Journal Finder.
All article databases discussed in this tutorial require that you sign-in from off-campus.
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The Performing Arts Library created journal collection descriptors for users to quickly identify holdings of journal titles at Kent State University. The descriptors are thin DVD cases located next to the bound journals, and contain the journal title, print holdings, electronic access, and indexing information. A list of all journal titles is in the current periodicals or online.
You may find a citation in a footnote or bibliography/references list that you would like to track down. Here's an example of music-related citation in a book:
Agawu, V. K. "Does Music Theory Need Musicology?," Current Musicology 53 (1993), pp. 89-98.
Citation Breakdown: "Agawu" is the author of the article. The phrase in "quotes" is the title of the article, and the italicized phrase that follows is the title of the journal. "53 (1993)" is the volume number and date showing when the journal published, followed by the location of the article within the journal.
You may also browse journal titles by subject oin the Journal Finder. In the "Browse journal by subject" section select "Music, dance, drama & film" to view Performing Arts-related titles.