Use the Music-Specific Databases tab of this guide to learn about databases that specialize in music articles.
Use the Interdisciplinary Resources tab of this guide if your topic crosses multiple disciplines or if you want to read up on the context of your topic outside the music world.
For databases from the same vendor (like EBSCO or ProQuest), you can choose to search them simultaneously! This can be a useful tip if you want to do a more exhaustive search and review many results at once.
In an EBSCO database, like Music Index or Play Index, there's a "Choose Databases" button above the search bar that will allow you to select additional databases by name to cross-search.
In a ProQuest database, like Music Periodicals Database or Performing Arts Periodicals Database, there's a menu in the top left corner of the screen that looks like three stacked lines.
Clicking on this menu will expand a list of options where you can select "Change databases".
Once you're in the "Change Databases" screen, you have two options.
Choose individual databases from the list by marking the checkbox next to their name (this option is available in the "View by name" screen, which is the default view). You can also use "View by subject" option to select all arts databases and retrieve results from across all arts subject areas.