Music--Education & Psychology


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Journal Articles: Music Education

ERIC (Ebsco interface)
Major database for finding publications on all aspects of education, 1966-present. You'll find:
  • articles (both peer-reviewed and popular)
  • research & technical reports
  • published pamphlets and government documents
  • can also be searched with the ERIC (US Government interface)

Music Index (online)
Articles from music periodicals, including music education titles, 1972-present. You'll find:
Articles from core scholarly journals, including 123 education and 83 music titles. You'll find:
  • full-text and nothing but full-text
  • search by discipline or within a specific title
  • all dates EXCEPT the most recent 3-5 years (varies by title)

Can't get enough? Find more education articles here:


Online Lesson Plans

The Kennedy Center's free digital resource for teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts. Includes lesson plans, audio stories, video clips, and interactive online modules.

World Music with Smithsonian Folkways
Their Tools For Teaching site provides lesson plans, videos, and activities for educators.
  • Note: these lesson plans refer to audio recordings that can be accessed FOR FREE through the Smithsonian Global Sound databaseIC students do not have to purchase them.
Need more ideas? See our Lesson Plans subject guide.