Music Library

Indexes to Music Journals

The list below includes all of the article indexes specifically for music journals. Clicking on UC-eLinks within an index will link to the article online if it is available. When UC-eLinks does not work or the article is not online, search for the Journal Title in the UCLA Library Catalog.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (Proquest)
Indexes journals and magazines from the film and music industries, including Variety, Billboard, Spin, NME, and others.

MPA: Music and Performing Arts Online
Indexes scholarly journals as well as music magazines and includes links to many but not all online articles; combines the former IIMP and IIPA

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Indexes scholarly music journals as well as essay collections, music articles in non-music journals, and non-English resources

Music Index
A subject-author guide to musical literature from 1976 to the present; similar to MPA above

Rock's Back Pages
Full-text articles of rock criticism, including articles, interviews, and reviews, from the late 1950s to the present

RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals 
Eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century periodical literature dealing with music

JSTOR: the Scholarly Journal Archive 
Provides access to several, but not all, important music journals. The most recent five to seven years of any title is not in JSTOR; JSTOR is for access to back issues only.