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Music Industry History: Articles

Journal Locator

Use the Journal Locator when you know the title of a newspaper, magazine, or journal.

The Library has access to over 300 periodicals pertaining to music

Philp, David. 2015. "Magical Mystery Tour: Failures From The Beatles' Self-Managed Era and Lessons for Today's DIY Musicians." MEIEA Journal 15, no. 1: 37-64.

("The first time I heard 'You Really Got a Hold on Me,' by the Beatles, I was very, very, very happy.  The Beatles chose one of my songs! And they wrote great songs! -- Smokey Robinson)

McDonnell, Evelyn. August 23, 2018. "The Role of Struggle in Aretha Franklin's Path to Greatness." 


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Use the Library's Databases to find articles

Academic Search Complete - a multidisciplinary database of more than 8,500 full text periodicals with pdf content going back as far as 1887.

Project Muse - use to find articles in scholarly journals

JSTOR - a shared digital library that includes the full text of more than 2,000 academic journals, dating back to the first volume published. Coverage varies depending on the journal title.