REMIX 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.

These terms usually originate from taxonomies created specifically for individual REMIX collections. A taxonomy is a way of organizing concepts into a hierarchical list. They help categorize the REMIX content and also help visitors find said content. Please visit the individual REMIX collection taxonomies at the links below for more details.

  • MHI Taxonomy
    • The MHI Taxonomy is an extensive classification system of terms related to music and medicine used by the MHI Collection.
  • ABLE Taxonomy
    • The ABLE Arts Resource Center Taxonomy is an extensive classification system of terms related to arts education and special needs used by the ABLE Collection.

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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.

To better explain the use of this drop down menu, let us assume you are currently viewing the "Music and Pain" series page that is part of the Music and Health Institute (MHI) Collection, inside the REMIX repository:
https://remix.berklee.edu/mhi-music-pain-articles/

Here is what each drop down menu value means when visiting this page. 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 MHI Collection which is part of the REMIX Repository)
  • In this collection: You will be searching only the specific collection within REMIX (e.g. the MHI 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 that also use the bepress repository paltform)

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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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Please check out our other REMIX collection FAQs