The tutorial below, created by a team of librarians at North Carolina State University, demonstrates that picking your topic is a major part of the research process.
African American Music Reference - This full-text database features essays and images on all aspects of African American music, including the blues, jazz, civil rights songs, slave songs, gospel, rap, and R&B. It contains over 42,000 essays and images from 162 different sources, including biographies, discographies, reference works, liner notes, and sheet music.
Oxford Music Online - This platform allows you to search the four Oxford products that we currently subscribe to simultaneously: Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Oxford Music Online has excellent coverage of American popular music. Be sure to look at the bibliographies at the end of the articles to find more resources on your paper topic.