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Research resources for music.

Need To Develop Your Idea?

If you are just starting your research, you may need to develop your topic further. Ask yourself:

  • What do I already know?
  • What do I need to know?

As you consider these questions, take a look at a few of these reference resources for general, background information about your topic. The information you find in these resources will help you determine what you need to know, what search terms or keywords to use, and what, exactly, it is that you hope to discover through your research.

Find Books

CD/DVDs: 1st floor to the right as you enter the library. They are near the beginning of the stacks.

Books and scores:  2nd floor to the right of the stairs. Call numbers:

  • M: Music
  • ML: Music History and Literature
  • MT: Music Instruction

K-12 curriculum books, scores, kits: 1st floor near the end of the hall near children's collection. Call number is 372.87. Currently, some curriculum material is found in this location, and some on the 2nd floor under MT. There are plans to consolidate these in the future.

Find Podcasts

How To Use This Guide

This guide contains suggested resources and how-to tutorials to guide you through your research. On this main page, you'll find some resources that we suggest you use for art research.  If you're just starting your music research, read "Need to Develop Your Idea?" to the left.  The remaining boxes on this guide will help you continue your research.

Need some help formatting your citations? Select the "RefWorks" tab at the top of the page to learn how to organize your research and cite your sources.

Feeling lost? Select the "Research Process" tab at the top of the page to access an in-depth tutorial on all the steps of the research process.

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Find Music and Videos

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