Many of the indexes and databases Rutgers subscribes to are provided by various companies, which means that the interfaces will look different at first glance. Try to ignore the different colors and placement of the search boxes - underneath it all most of them work the same way!
Here are some tips to guide you through your searching:
You can search both RILM and Music Index at the same time by clicking "choose databases" above the search boxes and selecting both indexes.
What happens when I click ?
Clicking this button runs a software program that tries to do several things for you. Understanding the process will help you find your book or article more easily when the button doesn't work!
1. When you click "get it @ R," a program reads the citation information for your book or article from whatever database you're searching. Say you're looking to find the full text of "The Broadway canon from Show boat to West Side story and the European operatic ideal" in the Journal of Musicology, 1993, 11(4) 525-544. If you click "get it @ R," the program will go out and look to see whether or not Rutgers subscribes to the Journal of Musicology electronically, and if so, if we have access to the year 1993. If it finds that Rutgers does, it will try to connect to the volume, issue, and page number of the article you're looking for. Here we have success - when we do this search in RILM, Get it @ R finds that we have access to JM in JSTOR.
2. The program might determine we don't have electronic access though. This could happen for books, chapters in books, dissertations, or journal articles we don't have access to online. If that's the case, you'll probably get a screen that looks like this:
What to do now? Try clicking on Search the library catalog by Title. This will run a search for the journal title, Repercussions, in the catalog, letting you know if we've got a print copy of the journal. In this case, it turns out we do have volume four, issue two, of Repercussions in the Music Library. You could either go down to the Music Library and copy the article yourself, or submit an Article Request form to get a copy emailed to you.
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