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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
Library 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:
- Choose a database.
- Search for keywords such as genres, topics, names of people, etc.
- 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.
History Books in the Allen Library (selections)
The New Winds of Change by
Call Number: ML1311 B37 2018 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2018
A thorough history of wind bands and ensembles, expanded with new information about literature, conferences, concerts and events from the 19th century through 2015.
The Oboe by
Call Number: ML940 B87 O2 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2003
Traces oboe history from its beginnings to the present time, discussing how and why it evolved, its music, and its most prominent. performers.
Find more history books
Browse by subject in the catalog, for example:
Browse the shelves by call number:
||Wind instrument history
||Woodwind instrument history
|ML940 – ML943
|ML1100 – ML1165
||Chamber music history
|ML1200 – 1270
|ML1300 – ML1354
Performer Biographies in the Allen Library (selections)
Great Oboists on Music and Musicianship by
Call Number: MT360 G743 2021 [Allen shelves]
26 leading oboists share their insights on the performance techniques, learning strategies, and career moves that propelled them to their current stature.
We Can't Always Play Waltzes by
Call Number: ML399 L83 P45 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2016
American oboist Bert Lucarelli is interviewed about his life, work, teaching, the arts, and more.
Find more biographies
Search the catalog by subject: Oboe players
Browse the shelves by call number:
||Performer biographies (oboe and other instruments)
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)
Find more reference books
See all oboe reference books in the catalog:
Browse the Reference shelves by call number:
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