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History of Rock and Roll Music: Articles and Journals

The research guide on History of Rock and Roll Music

Articles and Journals


Suggested WVC Library Databases for Articles on History of Rock and Roll


The following is a list of library databases (or collections of articles, music, images, and other resources that West Valley Library subscribes to, and that students may access for free) that students studying History of Rock and Roll may find most helpful. Have you student ID ready if you are logging in from off-campus.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Scholarly journal, magazine & newspaper articles.

Grove Music Online (Oxford) 
Music encyclopedia, with coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship.

U.S. History in Context (Gale)
Primary sources, reference sources, multimedia, and newspaper articles on U.S. events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO) 
Full-text major newspaper articles.

New York Times 
World-class journalism to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information.

You may also browse this full list of library databases offered by West Valley Library.


Print Magazines at WVC Library


Online Jounals on Rock and Roll

  The following  is a list of online journals and magazines available in the library that cover Rock and Roll.  Have you student ID ready if you are logging in from off-campus.

Popular Music History 

Original historical & historiographical research that draws on the wide range of disciplines & intellectual trajectories that have contributed to the establishment of popular music studies as a recognized academic enterprise.

Journal of Popular Music Studies

Dedicated to research on popular music throughout the world & approached from a variety of positions.

Popular Music & Society 

Research articles and reviews for a general readership about popular music, culture, and sociology.

Musical Quarterly

Articles on a wide range of contemporary subjects including world music, jazz, popular music, commercial music, music in society, musical aesthetics, music and the other arts, American music past and present, local reports and book reviews.

Entertainment Weekly

Weekly information on the entertainment industry featuring television programming, motion pictures, videos, new albums, entertainment for children and book reviews.

Rolling Stone

The music lovers magazine! Rock & Roll, national affairs, feature stories, reviews, classified ads, and the music charts. Find out where your favorite group stands in the ratings