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What does peer-reviewed mean?

Peer-reviewed is the highest level of academic or scholarly publishing. The quality of the articles is maintained through a review process conducted by experts prior to publication. Not all academic journals are peer-reviewed, but all peer-reviewed journals are academic.

Articles submitted to a refereed or peer-reviewed journal are examined by one or more people with expertise in the field with which the article deals. This process gives the scholartic community assurance that the information in the article is credible and original. Some disciplines require peer-reviewed status more than others.

How can I tell if a journal is scholarly or not?

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Music Research Databases

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General materials on music are shelved in M. Here are the Music sub-sections:

M1-5000 Music

M5-1480 Instrumental Music
M1495-2199 Vocal Music

ML1-3930 Literature on music

ML159-3785 History and Criticism

MT1-960 Music Instruction
MT955-956 Musical theater
MT960 Music in the theater