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Art & Music: Databases@Lourdes Library

This guide lists resources for the study of the relationship between music and painting and the historical background of each medium.

OhioLINK Databases

To access OhioLINK databases off campus, please enter your name and library barcode.



  • By title or subject in the OPAL Catalog
  • Browse by title or subject in the Digital Resource Commons

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Database Strategies

Not all databases are the same but many have similar features. Look for the following:

CREATE AN ACCOUNT in order to save articles, retrieve, or share your research at a later time or location.

SUBJECT AND KEYWORD searches are not the same. Each database uses its own controlled vocabulary list for subjects. Keywords are usually found in titles, abstracts, subjects... If you search by keyword narrow the results by sugested subjects, ifavailable.

SEARCH HISTORIES keep track of what combinations of terms are used and allow you to view those results.

FIND IT icon displays where the article is located in print or maybe full text in another database.

GUIDES, help, documentation are all names of links to display the features of the particular database.

CITATION styles help with your reference or bibliography page. Cut and paste to an existing Word document, or save to your account to view later.

WHAT'S NEW Text to speech function is available in some databases. Have it read to you!

BUT I NEED RESEARCH ARTICLE Look for options to limit your results to research articles if that's what you need.


   "It is only after a long experience that most men are able to define a thing in terms of its own genus, painting as painting, writing as writing. You can spot the bad critic when he starts by discussing the poet and not the poem."

Ezra Pound A. B. C. of Reading