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Music : Begin Here

Library Resources in Music; Librarian Mike Magilligan, Editor.


Welcome to the Research Guide for Music

  • This guide provides information and an overview of library resources in Music.
  • Click on the pages above that show the topics listed in this guide.
  • Please contact the library if you need assistance.




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Reference Books

Starting Your Research

  1. Think about the topic and narrow/refine the subject.
  2. Read articles from general sources, such as encyclopedias or .edu websites for background information.
  3. Phrase your topic as a Research Question.  The Question cannot be answered by "Yes" or "No!"  Your paper is the answer to your Research Question. It will be answered by your reading and using library materials.
  4. Create keywords from your Research Question.
  5. Create search strategies for use in databases.
  6. Write your paper and document your sources.
  7. Proofread.



Music Research and Information Guides


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