These finding tools can help you locate articles on your topic. You can consult the A-Z Databases List for more detailed descriptions of those resources, and the help files within each database for instructions on how to search. Don't hesitate to ask your friendly librarian if you would like some assistance!
While these databases cover much more than just music, they include many important music-related articles. They are most useful for interdisciplinary topics, so if your topic is limited to music you may not need them at all. Many more databases are available through the Baylor Libraries; ask a librarian if you would like recommendations.
Wondering how to tell the difference and wondering why you should care? The term "periodical" is an umbrella term used to refer to any publications that happen . . . well, periodically, like magazines and journals.
Follow the link below for a helpful comparison of the differences between popular magazines, trade magazines, and scholarly journals! Also see the tab for Ulrich's, which can help you figure out anything you'll need to know about a specific publication.
The databases on the left are great for finding articles on specific topics. But if you find a citation for the perfect article in, say, a book, how do you find out if it's available in the Crouch Fine Arts Library?