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Course Research Guide

The following databases and collections are your Best Bets for Music 107 research. Please contact a librarian if you can't find sources on your topic, after trying these recommended databases and search systems. 


Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music is a comprehensive print and online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. Each volume is arranged topically, regionally, or by ethnic group, and complemented by an extensive index. Although each volume will differ because of the nature of the material, the organization remains consistent throughout all: regional overviews first; music in the social context next; then finally, the musical traditions of individual countries or ethnic groups.

Credo Reference

Access to hundreds of in-depth encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject. Includes music reference works such as music dictionaries as well as history and culture volumes. 


Academic Video Online (AVON)
undefinedPlease follow the link to access the trial version of this collection of streaming films. AVON is a comprehensive video subscription delivering almost 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.





​JSTOR & Project Muse 
These two humanities databases include the full-text journal articles from hundreds of culture, anthropology, and other humanities subjects. Coverage here is focused more on history, rather than contemporary topics or events. 




eHRAF World Cultures

This is an anthropology collection covering world cultures


Music Magazines & Journals Online
This webpage includes all of the library-subscribed (and some open source) music magazines and journals available for searching and browsing online. 

Research databases
Limit Your Results
  • Select / Deselect all
  • Academic Search Complete
  • MasterFILE Complete

5. LARGE SEARCH COLLECTIONS (search everything: ebooks, multimedia, articles, and more)

​Primo Search (Search Everything Including Books and eBooks)
Primo Search is the library's main search engine for electronic and print materials. It provides one-stop searching for books and ebooks, videos, articles, digital media, and more available through the UHMC Library. This is your best bet for books, ebooks, and reference works. 

Google Scholar
This version of Google Scholar links to library-subscribed content (look for the links that say Get From UHMC). A huge scholarly collection of articles, theses, ebooks, and more. Use this collection for topics with obscure or hard-to-find information as well as Hawaii and Pacific topics.  

Citation Help



The Library's Citation Help Page - APA Style

Includes help on MLA and APA citation styles and recommends citation generators and software. 

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
A comprehensive, authority source for everything about citations. Includes examples of how to cite sources in MLA and APA as well as information on formatting your paper according to these formats.