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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jazz

This guide is designed to provide an overview of jazz resources available at the Music & Performing Arts Library.

Use the tabs to the left to navigate the guide.

Article Databases

To find scholarly articles and reviews, try searching in the following music-specific databases. Some of these databases will provide the full text of the articles, while others might only provide citation information and an abstract. If you can't find full text access online, place an Interlibrary Loan request for a copy. 

Because jazz can be studied from various disciplines, searching in interdisciplinary databases can be helpful. Some of these databases will provide the full text of the articles, while others might only provide citation information and an abstract. If you can't find full text access online, place an Interlibrary Loan request for a copy. 

While reviews can often be found in the music-specific databases, newspapers are another great place for finding them. For more help finding reviews, visit the Finding Reviews guide.

Selected Journals & Magazines

Below is a selection of journals and magazines that cover jazz. Looking for a specific one? Check the library catalog or our Online Journals & Databases tool to see if we have it in print and/or online.