Use this box to search the Library catalogue NewCat+ which gathers material from several journal databases. Enter the author and words from the title to find a specific article, or keywords to find articles on a topic.
If you can't find what you want in NewCat+ try searching a journal database. Here are links and descriptions for the most useful multi-disciplinary databases containing material relevant to research in Music
Search for the title of the journal in the Library catalogue, NewCat +.
Use quotation marks to make your search more specific. Example: "Journal of academic ethics"
If the library has the journal, the catalogue record for the journal will be in the results list. It will include details of years that are available, and for journals which are available online there will be a link to the journal database.
If Newcastle doesn't have the article you want, request it from another library using our Get It Service.
For more details go to our Borrowing from other libraries webpage.
Journal databases provide search hints and tips in the help menu - start there if you aren't familiar with the database
Searching for songs etc...?
Songs & short compositions may be compiled in an anthology, cd or score. To search contents lists, search Newcat+ for the song /work title, and limit by format e.g compact disc or music score.
Music is catalogued in many languages
Search Newcat+ for the word root followed by an asterisk e.g. sonat* finds: sonata, sonate, sonaten, sonatina, sonatas...
This is called truncation.
Limiting Newcat+ to the catalogue
Looking for books, music etc... held in the library? Select the 'Library Catalogue' limit, left of your results.