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Discover which source or database to use, how to find an article, book, ebook, or video, get citing examples, and help from a librarian with an assignment.

What's in this guide?


  • Recommended search engines to discover journal articles

Reference Sources

  • Grove Music Online
  • IPA Source
  • Oxford Dictionary of Music
  • Oxford Companion to Music


  • Books and videos/CDs to check out at Northwest
  • Books to borrow from other libraries
  • ebooks to email or download


  • Search for online music videos (streaming) 
  • Discover streaming music videos

Music Scores & AV

  • Discover music scores in B. D. Owens Library and MOBIUS libraries
  • Discover music scores on the World Wide Web
  • Discover streaming music audio
  • Discover Music CDs in B. D. Owens Library


  • Turabian style bibliography and notes examples

Off-campus access

  • Get answers of how to access the library's electronic resources
  • Find troubleshooting tips

Ask a Librarian

  • Ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • Email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project

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