Search Tips & FAQs


What does the acronym REMIX stand for?

REMIX stands for Research and Media Information Exchange.

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What does REMIX include?

REMIX is a place to publish and share the research and scholarly works developed by members of the Berklee community, including institutes, faculty, staff, and students. REMIX houses materials from academic events sponsored by the institution, including conferences, symposiums, lectures, workshops, and proceedings.

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Who maintains REMIX?

REMIX is administered by Berklee Archives and Special Collections. The various collections within REMIX have been launched in collaboration with members of the Berklee community.

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How can I get my own work or a new collection into REMIX?

Contact Jenée Force, Associate Director, Archives and Special Collections, at to discuss the possibility of adding your work to an existing collection or launching a new collection.

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How can I explore what’s in REMIX?

The landing page https://remix.berklee.edu/ lists the collections available within REMIX under the heading "Browse Research and Scholarship". From there you can:

  • Click on a collection you are interested in. Browse to see what’s available or search within a collection by entering a search term into the search box on the left side of the page.
  • Search the entire repository (all collections created by Berklee) by entering a search term into the search box on the left side of the page.
  • Click on Advanced Search on the left side of the page to narrow your search by date or search in a specific field (e.g. title, abstract, subject).

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What’s the easiest way to search?

The easiest way to search REMIX is to enter a search term in the search box on the left side of the page. You will be shown a results page. On the left side of the results page you will see several ways to narrow your search by using "facets" (e.g. Discipline, Keyword, Year of Publication). We recommend clicking the terms under the "Keyword" facet, which are terms added by Berklee staff to help identify topics of interest.

The terms in the Music and Health Institute Research Collection are selected by Berklee staff from the Music and Health Institute Taxonomy which was created specifically for this collection. A taxonomy is a way of organizing concepts into a hierarchical list. The MHI Taxonomy is an extensive classification system of terms related to music and medicine. Additional search options are explained on the Music and Health Institute Taxonomy page referenced above.

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What do the drop down options ("search this repository," "search this collection," etc.) mean?

Under the search box on the left of the page, you will see a drop down list with options that vary depending on where you are within REMIX. From most narrow to broadest, your options are to search:

  • In this series: You will be searching only the specific series within a collection (e.g. the Music and Pain series which is part of the Music and Health Institute Collection which is part of the REMIX Repository)
  • In this collection: You will be searching only the specific collection within REMIX (e.g. the Music and Health Institute Collection which is part of the REMIX Repository)
  • In this repository: You will be searching everything included in all REMIX collections (e.g. the Music and Health Institute Collection as well as other collections from Berklee)
  • Across all repositories: You will be searching across REMIX as well as across other institutions’ repositories (e.g. REMIX as well as collections from other colleges and universities)

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Within each record in the Music and Health Institute Research Collection there are Music and Health Institute Terms and Indexed Terms. What is the difference?

Music and Health Institute Terms come from the Music and Health Institute Taxonomy which was created specifically for this collection and has an extensive set of terms related to music and medicine. These terms are applied by Berklee staff to help identify topics of interest. Indexed Terms were the terms assigned to the record in a previous database (such as PubMed) and may help researchers identify additional topics of interest.

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How can I find research designed using a particular methodology?

Within each record in the Music and Health Institute Research Collection there are Study Types listed. These terms are added by Berklee staff to help searchers identify whether a paper contains commentary on some aspect of the study of music and health or whether actual research was conducted, and if so, which methodology was used. See a complete list of Study Types and definitions.

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Within each record in the Music and Health Institute Research Collection there are Disciplines listed. How are these chosen?

Berklee staff select the disciplines from a master list maintained by bepress. Disciplines are typically chosen to reflect the field of study (e.g. nursing, dermatology, pediatrics, etc) the article was published in.

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How can I find the full text of work included in REMIX?

There are four steps to take to see if the full text is available:

  1. If the full text is downloadable directly from REMIX, there will be a blue Download button on the top right of the record.
  2. If the download button is not present, click on the "Find in your library" button.
  3. If the Find in your library button does not appear, and you are affiliated with Berklee, go to https://library.berklee.edu/ to search for the full text version of the content by searching for its title.
  4. If the full text is not available, and you are affiliated with Berklee, follow these instructions to request an interlibrary loan.

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Who can I contact with general questions and comments?

Contact Jenée Force, Associate Director, Archives and Special Collections, at

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