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You can access Search Articles by following the Search Articles link on any page of the site.
You can search International Index to Music Periodicals using a combination of the following fields:
Use the Keyword field to find all articles containing a single word or phrase:
The keyword search covers all fields within an article except the publication date.
You can limit your search so that you gain more precise results and obtain the type of articles you require.
Note: all of these options are unchecked by default.
Note: when selecting from a list of authors, the authors are listed in the format: surname, forename e.g. Lasocki, David.
Broad Subject covers general categories e.g. jazz whilst Narrow Subject covers more specific terms e.g. jazz musicians.
Note: Searches records from 1996 forward.
Note: by default these checkboxes are shown unchecked and will not be included in the search.
Note: searches within this field will return results where the 'alternative title' also matches the criteria. Alternative titles exist where a publication has changed its name over the course of its lifetime.
Note: to search for a single year either enter the same year into both boxes or a year into one box and leave the other one blank.
Each journal has an ISSN, if you know the ISSN for a journal:
Each article has an individual citation number, if you know the citation number for an article:
You must enter the prefix iimp before the number as shown.
Note: there is no longer a special search box for citation numbers, the Search Articles keyword box searches the citation number field within the full citation.
If you enter multiple keywords e.g. jazz saxophone into any of the search boxes (except ISSN) they will be joined together by the boolean operator AND e.g. jazz AND saxophone. This will return results containing the word "jazz" and the word "saxophone".
To search for an exact phrase enter the words in quotation marks e.g. "birth of the cool".
If you wish to search for a phrase containing a reserved term such as and, or, not e.g. hue and cry you should enter the words in quotation marks e.g. "hue and cry".
The sort order can be chosen either on the Search Articles page before the search is run or afterwards from the Article Search Results page. By default your results will be returned in relevance order. Choose an option from the Sort results drop-down list. Search results can be sorted in one of four ways:
You can choose whether to display 50 or 100 entries on the Article Search Results page using the Display radio buttons:
You can change this on the results page too - the number will persist throughout your session or until you change it again. By default 50 results will display per page.
When you have finished entering your search terms and making your selections, click the Search button next to the Keyword field or at the bottom of the page. The Article Search Results page will appear displaying the results of your search.
If you want to clear all search boxes and begin a completely new search, click on the Clear search link at the bottom of the page.
Note: Between search boxes, all terms are treated by default as if they were combined using the Boolean operator AND.