Recently, you may have noticed some changes in the way you can search for journals and databases on the library website.
The Online Research Resources (ORR) database (the yellow and blue pages!) has been replaced by the new Online Journals and Databases (SFX) database (http://openurl.library.uiuc.edu/sfxlcl3/az).
There are a number of key differences between these sites. While ORR allowed you to easily browse all music databases, the new SFX requires you know the title of the database before you search. If you are unsure of the exact title of the resource you are looking for, the search engine provides suggestions, which can be helpful.
For now, please try to avoid browsing SFX by subject. These listings are not precise and may give you search results that include links that are irrelevant to music, theater, or dance.
If you cannot find what you are looking for in SFX, you can also try searching:
• The “Databases by Subject” guide: http://www.library.illinois.edu/catalog/vufind/dbsubject.html
• The “Music Easy Search” module on our home page: http://www.library.illinois.edu/mux/
• The Library’s Online Catalog for database and journal titles and information
A user guide to Online Journals and Databases is available at http://www.library.illinois.edu/learn/find/onlinejnd.html.
If you have questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (tel. 244-4072).