For example: just do a search for a composer, time period, or style of music.
Once you start seeing search results, you'll have a total of three boxes at the top to work with.
Use one box for each idea in your topic.
The "AND" between the search boxes tells the database you want all the articles that talk about all of those topics (for example: Bach AND structure will ask the database for all the articles that mention both Bach and structure).
Use the limiters on the left to limit your results by format (scholarly articles, magazines, etc.), date, and various other things.
Take a look at what is coming up under the Subject selections. These are very specific ways of organizing information used by subject experts who work for the database provider.
For articles that aren't immediately available in full text, you'll usually see two options: "Click Here for ILL Request" and "Search Google Scholar":
Try those two options in this order:
First, click "Search Google Scholar". A lot of the time, even scholarly articles end up showing up online for free, so this is always worth a shot.
If the article isn't available for free through Google Scholar, then click "Click Here for ILL Request". This will take you to a login page. Just use the login information you use for Blackboard and your @grizzlies email address.
The first time you use ILL, you will be asked to enter some contact information.