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MUH 530: Reviews

Sources of Reviews


  1. For the following databases – Music Index Online, Academic Search Complete, Academic OneFile, Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition, and Book Review Index Plus - search for the composer as a subject search. Choose appropriate subheadings. Typical subheadings include “Criticism and Interpretation”, “Influence”, “Research”, “Works”, etc.
  2.  If you want reviews, combine the composer’s name with the word review.

Example: “Vivaldi and reviews”.  (Be sure to include  and.)


You can narrow this even more by adding the type of review. Examples:

                “Vivaldi and reviews and book”

                “Vivaldi and reviews and sound recording”

                “Vivaldi and reviews and opera”


Once you have identified a review, you can

  1. Read it online if available in Full Text
  2. Read it in house if available in paper or microfiche
  3. Order it through Interlibrary Loan