Furthermore, the MFL subscribes to about 25 current print periodicals, all of which are catalogued on SOLO. The most recent issue of each is displayed on the New Journals Display next to the issue desk. Back issues can be found in an alphabetical sequence on the second floor with some of the oldest volumes of the longer runs housed in the Reserve Stock room. Journals are for reference only and are not available for loan.
Finding articles in journals
If you have a complete reference for an article in a journal you may be able to go straight to the volume on the second floor of the MFL and take it off the shelf to read.
If you'd prefer you could also ascertain whether online access to the article is available by typing 'Musical Times' into SOLO and limiting the search to online resources. For further information on locating e-journals see the e-resources LibGuide.
If you have only partial information or would like to know how to find articles on a particular composer or subject, you can use the various bibliographic databases available electronically via OxLIP+.
The following resources are particularly useful for finding articles on specific areas of interest.
- RILM - Compiled by the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-present) is the world's largest, continuously updated bibliography of music literature providing broad international coverage including records in over 100 languages from thousands of journals, books, dissertations, conference proceedings, Festschriften, and more.
- RIPM - RIPM was established to provide access to eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century periodical literature dealing with music. While the importance of this monumental documentary resource has long been recognized by the musicological community, RIPM represents the first effort to undertake and to coordinate retrospective periodical indexing on an international scale.
Please ask library staff for help in getting started using these resources.