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Music History II

How do I find ideas for topic narrowing, along with bibliographies of recommended books and journal articles?

  • New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Trexler Library C level call # 780.3 N532n)
    Signed entries by experts. Authoritative source of information on composers and their music. Popular music receives less attention here.

How do I find scholarly books on my subject?

How do I locate peer-reviewed journal articles?

How do I locate primary source material on my topic (letters, diaries, personal websites, early reviews)

Citing sources

For tips on citing print and electronic sources, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides for Print and Electronic Resources.

Or visit the Online Writing Lab at Purdue.

For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero. Directions for installing Zotero here.

For help with annotated bibliographies, visit Purdue's Online Writing Lab for definitions and format of an annotation.

Articles and books via interlibrary loan

Articles and books not found in Trexler Library can be ordered on interlibrary loan.