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Music and Activism: Journal Articles and Databases

Library resources for the study of music in political and protest movements.

Introduction: Library Databases for Music and Interdisciplinary Research

This page contains information about the major databases for music literature, as well as other interdisciplinary and subject-specific databases that may be useful for your research. For more database options, please see the instructions provided in this guide for using the libraries' A-Z Databases tool.

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A-Z Databases

Looking for another database?

The libraries' A-Z Database list is an excellent resource for identifying appropriate databases for your research. This tool gives you the option to view the libraries' databases by subject, database type, and publisher. If you have a specific database or keyword in mind, you can enter this information in the search bar. To find databases on a specific subject, click the arrows next to "All Subjects" to view the options.

screenshot of A-Z Database page on the University of Alabama library website showing the expanded subject options

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Journals

There are a number of journals you may find useful in your study of music and activism. Here are a few journal titles:

  •    American Journal of Sociology
  •    Anthropological Quarterly
  •    Ethnomusicology
  •    Journal of the American Musicological Society
  •    Popular Music
  •    Social Problems

A couple of more general, popular periodicals:

  •    Billboard
  •    Rolling Stone