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They offer greater detail and insight into research
Peer-reviewed articles are considered more reliable
Understanding an Article Reference
A correctly formatted reference will tell you exactly where to find the full article:
Deeming, Helen ‘The sources and origin of the Agincourt Carol’, Early Music 35 (2007), 23-38.
This article was written by Helen Deeming, and the article's title is "The sources and origin of the Agincourt Carol". It was published in 2007 in the journal called "Early Music". It was published in volume 35, and the article appears on pages 23 to 38.
How Do I Reference An Article?
Referencing articles you've used is important - it demonstrates that you've researched your topic, it allows others to find the article to read for themselves, and it avoids accusations of plagairism.
Providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.
Grove Music Online is the authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history, theory and cultures of music around the globe. Based on a work first published in 1879 and updated frequently, Grove has been in continuous publication for over a century and now publishes hundreds of new articles and article revisions each year
Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of titles. The database spans more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.
An online archive of popular music newspapers and magazines, going back to the 1960s.
An extensive archive of the major popular music magazines published in the USA and the UK since the early 1960s. It includes: UK publications NME, Melody Maker, Sounds, Record Mirror, MOJO, Uncut, Vox, Q, Smash Hits and Kerrang!; US publications Rolling Stone, Fusion, Creem, Circus, Phonograph Record, Record World and Billboard.
Gale is a collection of primary and secondary sources. It is a collection of medicine, engineering, history, politics, sociology, philosophy, economics, religion and many other fields of science, books, archival materials and news sources.
Accessing library resources from home
To connect to library resources such as databases and journals you will need to use the University’s VPN service called Globalprotect. Advice on how to set your connection up can be found on the iSolutions page How do I set up VPN on my device?
How Do I Know If You Have It?
Found a good article? Now you need to know whether you can get the full text.
If you've run a database search, the article's record may have a "Full Text" or "PDF" link - that's great: click to get the full text. If not, look out for the Full Text Finder icon - click this to find out if we have access to the journal.