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Subject/Focus of the Database
Rock's Backpages is the ultimate archive of the past 50 years of rock and roll writing.
Description of Database Content
Rock's Backpages' library contains articles, interviews and reviews of rock and roll artists for the past 50 years. It allows you to search by artist, writer, subject and media. Its archives contain original copies of music magazines from the 1960s to present. In addition, you can find links to blogs, reading recommendations, what happened on this date and audio interviews.
If you select "Library" from the Rock's Backpages' front page, and then search by the artist, it will pull up both audio and any articles relative to the artist. You can also access Rock's Backpages from the Music Library webpage at http://www.wiu.edu/library/units/music/.
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