Finding other sources, such as dissertations, archival material, etc.
- Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology (DDM) and ProQuest Digital Dissertations can be used to find dissertations. DDM is available from the music subject page. ProQuest Digital Dissertations can be selected from the list of databases available on the NIU Library Website.
- LexisNexis Academic can be used to locate news articles. Also check the Chicago Tribune online (several databases are available to NIU Library users for Chicago Tribune articles, see our Database List under "C"), and the New York Times Historical.
- RISM (this is partially in print beginning with call no. MUR ML113 .I6 Ser.A v.1 pt.1, and partially on CD-ROM) can be used to locate music manuscripts. Other archival materials can be found on WorldCat.
- Archival material is generally cataloged by collection, rather than by individual item. Access is often provided to collections with archival finding aids. Sometimes these may be available online. On-site research is usually required to fully access the resources of archival collections.
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