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MUSC 308: Western Music History to 1750 – Part II (Newton)

Librarian: Michelle Hendley

Finding Scholarly Books

Selected Series Titles

Recent researches in the music

of the Baroque Era volumes 1 to 147                                                 OVERSIZE M 2 .R238

“The many volumes in this series together represent all of the principal genres and compositional styles of the period 1600–1750.”

Other important collected works are located in the Oversize Room on the third floor of the library.  Search for collected works in the Library Catalog and limit your search to the document type score.

Library Catalog

Find print books, print journals, most e-books and e-journals are not included.


Comprehensive database of books, journals, and media owned by libraries world-wide. Requires sign-on from off-campus.

Finding Scholarly Journal Articles

Finding a Copy of a Periodical Article

Locating the full text of the article in electronic form:

If there is no PDF or HTML full text with the citation for an article in a database, click on Full Text Finder. If the full text of the article is available in another database, there will usually be a link to that database where the article can be found by linking to the appropriate volume and issue number, or by searching for the article by its specific title. In some databases, the article will appear without additional searching.

If the article is not available, return to the home page of the library and click on Journals. Enter the journal title in the search box, and click on the search icon. Click on Full Text Access to see if an online or print copy of the article is available. Oneonta Local links to information about locally held items. On the record for the journal title, click Is it here? The record will list the years and volumes of the journal held in Milne Library. The record will also indicate whether the issue is in print or microfilm.

Print periodicals are located on compact shelving, and microfilm is available in metal cabinets in the Microfilm Room, both of which are in the Periodicals Room, (SB floor), two floors beneath the main floor of the library.

Requesting an article on Interlibrary Loan:

If you find an article from a periodical that is not available at Milne Library, you can request the article through the link Request item on Interlibrary Loan on the record for the article needed or through the link on the bottom of the homepage of the library website. See a librarian for help. 

Finding an Article in a Particular Periodical Title: 

  • Use the Journals tab on the top of the library home page. 
  • Enter the title of the journal or magazine, for example, Early Music, in the search box. 
  • Look for the journal title in the results list.
  • Click on an appropriate database. 
  • Link to the correct issue of the periodical (note the year, issue and volume number of the article).
  • If an electronic text is available, click on the link provided.  If the library subscribes to the periodical in print or microform, click on the specific library holdings and locate the title in the library.  


January 17, 2019