This is UCLan's Music library page.
For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarian: Julie Hitchen
Search for books and ebooks on the Library Search. It will tell you what we have in stock and where to find it.
Sometimes there may only be a chapter on a specific topic rather than a whole book. To find those, you will need to use one of our ebook databases which allow you to search through the whole text of a book. We have several ebook collections but a good place to start would be ebrary.
The Library Search will tell you which print journals we have in stock whilst the Journal Finder provides details of our e-journals. However, neither of them will tell you which articles are in each journal: for that, you’ll need to use one of our databases.
Library Search is a good place to start as it searches across lots of different journals and will uncover articles in places you may not think to look.
There are two main types of resources you can use to search for the articles within journals:
Full Text database – links through to the complete full text of the article usually in PDF or HTML format, e.g. Project Muse.
Indexing / Bibliographic / Abstract database - provides a reference and sometimes a summary of the article (but not the complete full text of the article), e.g. RILM Abstracts of Music Literature. These generally provide details from a greater number of titles and will help you find all the articles that are relevant to your topic.
Why not try our search engine Library Search? Not only does this very useful tool search many (but not all) of the above databases, it also searches the library catalogue and provides links to the full-text if available.