Use abstract and indexing databases to carry out a general subject search. For music we specifically recommend RILM, RIPM, Music Index and Bibliographie des Musikschrifttums. Music is also covered in databases such as Periodicals Index online and Web of Science.
Search for the journal by title in ejournals@cambridge.
If the relevant year is covered, click on the link to the journal and navigate to the article.
Where the relevant year is not covered by an ejournal, carry out an Exact search on the journal title in LibrarySearch.
Cambridge collections contain both manuscript and printed music. Not all are available on the online catalogues and you will find some useful tips here:
Looking further afield we strongly recommend exploring RISM, the worlds largest database of musical sources. Many Cambridge holdings are included.
When searching for sound and video recordings in iDiscover our advice is to either use advanced search and set material type to Audio Visual, or do a simple search and subsequently use (and lock) the filters.
The Pendlebury Library subscribes to Naxos Music Library, which works on Raven and accommodates up to 5 simultaneous users. The library also subscribes to Naxos Video Library. This subscription accommodates up to 3 simultaneous users. Currently we can't offer Raven access. For off site access, please contact Pendlebury@mus.cam.ac.uk and we will provide you with a password. Passwords are for personal use only and will change at the beginning of each academic year.
Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall provides access for 3 simultaneous users.
We can also recommend exploring the libguide for audiovisual materials.