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Use this guide to find articles, books, websites and more information related to music.

Search Strategy for Music Projects

Getting Started

When starting to research a music topic, it's often best to start with a reference source that is related to your topic, such as The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Muscians or The Greenwood Encyclopaedia of Rock History.  Search the library catalog and the e-book collection to locate this type of source or refer to the sources listed in the Backgound & General Information section found on this page.


Welcome to the Music Research Guide. This guide will help you locate all the information needed to complete your project.  If you need peer reviewed articles, look under the Databases/Articles tab.  Search for books using the online catalog under the Books tab.  Wondering if the library carries a particular journal or do you need a copy of a particular article?  Click on the Journals/Periodicals tab and search by journal or article title.  This guide also has helpful information for writing your paper and citing your sources.  If there is something you need help with, please use the library contact information found under the Need Help tab to ask a reference librarian for assistance.