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Music - Guide to Research

The purpose of this guide is to organize the most relevant USD Library resources for students, staff and faculty within the discipline of Music.

Find Music Reviews in LexisNexis

Search LexisNexis Academic Universe for music; exhibition and concerts reviews.

  • For most searches, select the GENERAL (default) option in the red task bar (for reviews and feature articles).
  • For most searches, the Easy Search option (the default) is sufficient; the Power Search option requires more complex search formatting, but also allows more powerful drilling down to specific newspapers or other sources.

     Tips for formatting searches in Easy Search:

    •  Use key terms from the title of the exhibition and the museum holding the exhibition.
    •  "And" is always assumed between search words (mozart manuscript = mozart AND manuscript.
    • Use quotation marks around phrases ("barcelona and modernity"; "boston symphony").
    • If you know the name of the exact source you want to search, include its name in quotes in the search box ("new york times"; "washington post".
    • For "Search Within", use the default "Major U.S. and World Publications".
    • To see the publications searched, click on the "i".
    • The default date range is two years; click the drop-down box for narrower or wider ranges.
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Current Reviews

  • New York Times, 1980-present  
    Search for articles in recent editions of the New York Times.
  • Los Angeles Times, 1985-present  
    Search for articles in recent editions of the LA Times.
  • International Index to Music Periodicals articles from selected music periodicals. Especially good for finding performance, recording and book reviews, obituaries, articles from scholarly journals as well as popular news sources (ex: Rolling Stone).
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