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.
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.
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.