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Music Research Guide


This guide is designed to assist students enrolled in Music courses and any class that requires music research, with locating Library resources for their research assignments. The guide is organized into steps that cover the basic research process for locating and citing relevant sources used in writing a paper or other projects. For general research assistance other than Music, view the links listed under Research Tools.

Subject keyword search terms related to Music include:

Music •  Music Theory •  Music Therapy • Music social aspects • [Artist Name] (do not include brackets) • [Genre of music] • [Time period of music] • Music industry • Music and film • Musical instruments • [Name of instrument] • Music education • Musical Composition • Film Scoring • Singing • Race and music • Gender and music • Women in music • Protest and music  • Orchestration  • Songwriting  • Rock and Roll  • Music History  • Classical Music