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Global Arts Studies Program 131 (Kaminsky): Resources

Critical Popular Music Studies

Use Melvyl to Find Books & More

Use Melvyl to search for books, or browse the shelves in the library.
Most books on popular music will be within this range of call numbers:

ML3469 - ML3531

Credo Reference search box

Popular Music Journals

Accessing Full-Text

When looking at articles in a database, full-text may be immediately available via a PDF or HTML page. If not, use the UCeLinks button. 

Here's an example of an article you would need to use UC-eLinks to get the full text:

Producing Producers: Women and Electronic/Dance Music

If UC-eLinks doesn't give you any options to read the full-text online, you can Interlibrary Loan (ILL) the item using your UCMnetID. Here's an example of an article you would need to ILL:

Left of the Dial: Ann Introduction to Underground Rock, 1980 - 2000

General Subject Databases

The library has more than 300 databases where you can search for articles, images, audio files videos and more.  The list of databases below is just a sampling of what's available.  More library databases are available at http://ucmercedlibrary.info/doing-research/databases.

Music Databases

The links below are just a sample of databases that may be useful in your research.
See the complete list of music databases.