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For more music research help, please contact the Arthur Friedheim Music Library of the Peabody Institute.

Humanities at Peabody, academic department's web page.

Background Info

To explore your topic in a general way, these resources may be useful as a starting point.



Digital images in the humanities and social sciences

Google Scholar

This feature searches across many scholarly Internet sources.

To show links to JHU Library Resources within search results, change Google Preferences on your computer.


Google Books

Search inside books made available on the Internet; view or preview them online, then check to see if our library owns or has access to them. 

Getting Started

Before you begin looking for research materials, take some time to brainstorm on your topic.

These guides will give advice on how to approach the early stages of thesis development and research:

Search the JHU Libraries Catalog

Find books, films, and more in the libraries by searching below:


Cited Reference Searching

Search for articles that have cited a previously published work.

Through a cited reference search, you can discover how a known idea or innovation has been confirmed, applied, improved, extended, or corrected.

In Arts & Humanities Citation Index, cited reference searching also enables you to find articles that make reference to and/or include an illustration of a work of art or a music score.

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)
    Available via Web of Science, an interdisciplinary suite of databases that allow for cited reference searching in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science.

Search for Articles

For a quick search in Art Full TextArt Retrospectiveand other general humanities databases from the EBSCO suite, try: Article Search in Catalyst.

For more in-depth coverage and advanced searching capacity, try these individual databases:


Search for Articles

Search the databases or groups of databases below to find scholarly journal articles and newspaper entries on your topic.




Biographical Information


RefWorks is an online personal database where you can store and organize citations, as well as generate easy bibliographies and citations.


Style Guides

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Research & Documentation Online
Compiled by Diana Hacker, this resource provides a concise summary of style guides across the curriculum, showcasing MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE style manuals. Also provides a guide to terminology and tips on evaluating scholarly resources.

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Chicago Manual of Style
Access the online version of this guide by clicking the title above, or consult one of the print versions at several locations throughout the libraries at Johns Hopkins.

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MLA Style Manual
The style and publication guidelines of the Modern Language Association of America can be found in several locations throughout the libraries at Johns Hopkins.

Other Research Guides

You may wish to consult research guides in other fields of study.


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