An accessible version of the Searchable Fields table is available below.
|Field Name||Label||Search Examples & Explanation|
|Abstract||AB||AB(swing jazz) AB(storytelling)
Members from our editorial team write an abstract from scratch, drawing on the article’s text and concepts.
Search the unique database ID for articles and documents.
Enter keyword(s) without a field code label to search the entire record.
|Anywhere except full text||NOFT||NOFT(orchestra)
Searches for keywords in the citation and abstract. It is a full record search, but does not include a search on the full text.
Finds documents written by a particular author. Try searching on both the full first name and initials in order to retrieve all publications by a specific author. Use the Look Up list to verify the various formats of the same name.
|Broad Subject Headings||BSU||BSU(music history) BSU(musical theater)
Use to search for a broad subject heading that has been applied to an article.
See the list of the Broad Subject Headings.
Use to search for a character from an opera or other artistic work.
|Country of Publication / Place of Publication||CP||CP(United Kingdom) CP(London)
Use to search for where a publication was produced.
|Company/Organization||ORG||ORG(Greek National Opera)
Searches for a company or other organizations featured prominently in an article.
Use to search for a creative work (dance, opera, play, etc.) featured in an article.
Applies only to the Performing Arts Database.
|Digital Object Identifiers||DOI||DOI(10.1007/s00180-010-0212-6)
Searches for documents with DOIs using the DOI search.
Searches for features in an article such as charts, diagrams, illustrations, musical scores, or photographs.
Searches both the ProQuest document ID (applied to all documents) and the 3rd party document ID (applied to some databases, such as PsycINFO).
|Document Text||FT||FT(cello sonatas)
Searches for keywords in the body of the article.
|Document Title||TI||TI(puppet) TI(rock)
Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.
|Document Type||DType||DType(performance review)
Finds specific document types such as journal article, bibliographies, film reviews and musical notation (see the list in the limiter box in Advanced Search)
|International Standard Serials Number||ISSN||ISSN(00014788)
Looks for the eight digit International Standard Serials Number (ISSN), where available. Hyphens are optional.
Searches the issue number of a resource.
Original language of the document.
Specific geographic area or location mentioned in the article.
|Narrow Subject Heading||NSU||NSU(18th century) NSU(Action films)
Use to search for a narrow subject heading that has been applied to an article.
Finds articles mentioning a person.
Specific publication date or year
|Publication Title||PUB||PUB(rolling stone) PUB(American drama)
Specific publication or publications.
|Publisher||PB||PB(Cambridge University Press)
Use to search by a specific publisher.
|Source type||SType||STYPE(trade journals)
Finds specific source types such as trade journals, newspapers, or scholarly journals.
Use the subject search field to look for articles about a specific subject. A search for the subject heading “dance” will find articles with the broad subjects "Dance-Experimental" and "Dance-Productions", as well as the narrow subjects "Aboriginal dance" and "Character dance". To run an exact subject search where only “dance” is retrieved and not subject terms that contain additional terms, search using EXACT.
Volume of a resource.
Broad subject heading, Narrow subject heading, and Person are part of the Subject field search. They are defined as types of subjects and can be located by searching the subject field, but also are indexed separately and in addition to the subject as specific subject types. When a subject from a record happens to be a broad subject heading, a narrow subject heading, or a person, you will find a separate indexed subject field for these types. Subjects are also known as descriptors, subject headings, controlled vocabulary and sometimes classification terms.
While there is not a searchable thesaurus for the Music Periodicals Database, you can use the Broad Subject Heading and Narrow Subject Heading fields to identify subject terms for searching.
Broad Subject Headings broadly describe what an article is about (e.g., Circus Arts) while Narrow Subject Headings focus in more precisely on the content of the article (e.g., Acrobats & Acrobatics). The broad and narrow subject lists are created by ProQuest’s indexing team and are revised occasionally. The broad subject list is revised as new broad subject areas are investigated by researchers, while the narrow subject list grows more readily. Each article in the database receives both broad and narrow subjects.