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A research guide to finding books, articles, and other resources in Music


This guide is designed to help you research topics for your Music classes.  By clicking on the tabs at the top of each page, you can locate reference works and guides (for time-saving background material), appropriate databases (for magazine and journal articles), scholarly websites (that cover various aspects of the field), and class handouts (used in Music library classes).  Don't forget that you will have to cite and document the sources you use.  For that reason, each page has a link to the UMW Libraries' guide to Citing Resources.

Have any questions?  Need help?  You can always stop by the Reference Desk for assistance.  Also, please feel free to contact me and we'll set up a research appointment (see box at right).  I look forward to working with you!  --Jack Bales

(Image of Edwin Willard Deming's The Flute Player is from the Collections Search Center, the Smithsonian Institution, object number 1985.66.362,047 <>. The original painting is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.)

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