"Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."
— Bob Dylan
Photo from the 1964 St. Lawrence College Yearbook of a November 26,
performance by "Bobby Dylan." This photo is in the public
- Music Index
Call Number: Music Indexes ML118.M84
Music Index Online contains citations from more than 640 international
music journals including history, theory, performance, ethnomusicology,
education, and popular music. It also includes citations for
dissertations, reviews, and obituaries.
Coverage: 1973 to present
- RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Call Number: Music Indexes ML1.I83
Abstracts of Music Literature is an international bibliography of
scholarly writings on music and related disciplines. RILM provides a
broad, international coverage and concise abstracts. All scholarly
works are indexed (articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues,
dissertations, Festschriften, films and videos, iconographies, critical
commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference
proceedings, reviews, etc.). Concert reviews, recording notes,
pedagogical manuals, etc. are indexed if they are of scholarly interest.
Coverage: 1967 to present
- Rock's Back Pages
Back Pages contains indexes to articles from the popular music press.
BGSU does not subscribe, so our users have access to the index, but not
to the full text of the articles.
Coverage: c. 1970 to present
- Ro-Ja-Ro Index
RoJaRo (Rock, Jazz, Roots, etc.) Index is a free "searchable key to
articles, discographies, live-/ record-reviews etc published in the
music press worldwide including fanzines...." Currently, users may only
search by artist or group names. This is an index only, but articles
you find here are likely to be available in print at the ML/BSSA.
Coverage: 1992 to present
- Other Music Databases
A list of several databases helpful for music research