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GERM 247 Music, Madness, and Genius: Pathologies of German Musical Fiction: Finding articles


Scholarly and Peer Reviewed Articles

Scholarly articles are published in scholarly journals and are sometimes called peer-reviewed articles. The articles are a means for a scholar to communicate with other scholars in the field about his or her research.  They are often reviewed by peers in the field in order to ensure that the article is relevant and accurate.

What to look for:

  • Articles written by an expert, always signed (author's name listed)
  • Credentials of author listed, such as education and position
  • References and sources consulted are listed
  • Frequently includes graphs, charts
  • Frequently have abstracts
  • Aimed at people in the field or studying the field few or no ads


Music and madness: neuropsychiatric aspects of music