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French Horn: Research


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Articles

Articles are great for research because they generally cover a very narrow topic in great detail. In addition, scholarly journal articles generally include a bibliography where you can find more resources on the same topic.

Browse Professional Journals

Professional journals are a great place to learn from experts about the most recent developments in your field.
Search articles online or browse the Allen Library current periodicals (near the Allen entrance). See especially:

Journal Article Databases

thinkerLibrary databases provide citations for articles, book chapters, and more. Most articles/chapters focus on a narrow and specific topic, so they are great for deeper research. To get started:

  1. Choose a database.
  2. Search for keywords such as genres, topics, names of people, etc.
  3. Limit your results by date, language, and more with the the left-hand menu on the results page.

Need more help?

See our Article help page for step-by-step instructions and videos to help you search databases and find full-text articles. And you can always ask a librarian for individual help.

Music Article Databases

Books

History Books in the Allen Library (selections)

Find more history books

Browse by subject in the catalog, for example:
Horn (musical instrument)
Brass instruments

Browse the shelves by call number:

Call Number Topic
ML933 Brass instrument history
ML955 – ML958 Horn history
ML1100 – ML1165 Chamber music history
ML1200 – ML1270 Orchestra music history

Performer Biographies in the Allen Library (selections)

Find more biographies

Search performer names in the catalog, for example:
Schuller, Gunther

Browse the shelves by call number:

Call Number Topic
ML398 Collected performer biographies
(includes ensembles)
ML419 Instrument performer biographies
(includes horn)

Reference

Reference resources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more.
They often provide a short overview of a topic, then point to more resources you can use for further research.

Music Reference Databases

Books in the Allen Library (selections)

See all tuba reference books in the catalog:
Brass reference
Horn reference

Browse the Reference shelves by call number:

Call Number Topic
ML128 B8 Brass bibliographies
ML128 H8 Horn bibliographies

Suggest a Resource

Know of a resource we have you think should be added to this guide? Let us know!

Want to suggest we purchase something new? Contact Tracey Rudnick (rudnick@hartford.edu).

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