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The Research Process
Confused about how to start researching a topic? These
guides-—both general and music-specific-—offer valuable insite on how to organize your quest, formulate a research topic, determine the most appropriate resources to use, search bibliographies, catalogs, and databases to find resources, and bring it all together into a final product.
Music Research: A Handbook by
Call Number: Reference (SV) ML 113 .S28 2013
Handbook focused on the research process that points toward the most important music research tools while emphasizing research skills, critically evaluating information, writing effectively, and citing sources properly. See companion Web site
for updates and additional information.
A Guide to Library Research in Music by
Call Number: Reference (SV) ML 3797 .B29 2008
A basic introduction to library research emphasizing print sources, basic databases, and Library of Congress classification and subject heading structure.
Concert Guides and Program Notes
These recent guides to the standard concert repertoire are among the many providing descriptive overviews that are extremely useful when analyzing or writing about musical compositions.
Guides to Analyzing Music
These useful bibliographies point to journal articles and book chapters that analyze particular works of music. If you are writing a paper that includes an analysis of a musical work, these sources are worth a look.