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Be Brilliant! Use the Music Library!
This Research Guide is designed to help you complete the artist paper assignment for MUSL 153. While some of the information sources listed are available online, I strongly encourage you to visit the Music Library to consult the print reference materials available to you. As the Music Librarian for Education and Outreach, my primary responsibility is teaching students and faculty to use the library effectively, and I encourage you to come see me if you have any questions about your research for this paper. You can schedule a research consultation with me via e-mail or phone; see my contact information in the box on the right. I am available for research assistance in the Music Library on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8 am until 4:30 pm. There are two other music librarians and two staff members also available to help you when I am not available.
Research Tips for the Artist Paper:
- Don't wait until the last minute to look for sources for your paper! I'm sure that you are given this advice every semester, but there are approximately 150 students enrolled in MUSL 153 who will all need to use the same resources. Planning ahead can save you time and stress.
- You probably won't find a book about the artist or group that you want to write about, but that's okay! There are lots of other resources available to help you find articles and other related materials on your artist.
- Think broadly about your topic. Since you are building a case to include your artist in the History of Rock curriculum, spend some time researching the musical genres and performers that influenced your artist. Comparing and contrasting your artist with others is a solid strategy for building your case.
- Take the time to explore the library resources that are available to you! While some things are available online, others can only be found in the Music Library's reference section. The walk over to Blair is worth your time!