Composers & Musical Styles - LSC-North Harris
- Think about your topic and what are you trying to answer. Terms? People? Organizations? Places? Objects?
- List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.
- Beethoven and Moonlight Sonata
- country music and Jimmie Rodgers
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- Enter search terms.
- Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
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Library Catalog Video Tutorials
Check the ML section for musical topics in the reference and circulating book shelves on the 3rd floor.
|American Composers: A Biographical Dictionary||REF ML 390 .E815 1982|
|Contemporary American Composers: A Biographical Dictionary||REF ML 390 .A54|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Encyclopedia of Rock
|REF ML 102 .P66 G84 2006|
REF ML .R6 H37 1988
|Encyclopedia of Rock Stars||REF ML 102 .R6 R44 1996|
|The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (10 volume set)||REF ML100 .G16 1998|
|The New Grove Dictionary of American Music||REF ML 101 .U6N4 1986|
|The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians||REF ML 100. N48|
|The New Harvard Dictionary of Music||REF ML 100 .N485 1986|
|The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll||REF ML 102 .R6 R64 1995|
|Popular Musicians (4 volume set)||REF ML 105 .P66 1999|
- All-Music Guide information by "free-lance writers and music experts from around the globe"
- Information Resources for Music (from UC - Santa Barbara Library)
- Pandora Radio - A free online service that allows users to listen to artists or genres generated by the radio station. Used to market music.
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
click on "search all inductees" link near the top right side of the page to find a specific group or performer
- Stearns Collection from the Univeristy of Michigan. Over 2,500 pieces of historican and contemporary musical instruments.
- Virtual Instrument Museum from Weslyan University, instruments broken down by instrument types including picture, audio, and sometimes video of the instrument being played.
- Yahoo - Composers (see also Yahoo - Music - Artists & search that category or click on a letter for your favorite recording artist or group
- Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
- Ask your professor about the required citation style.
- Consult Citation Help Guide from LSC-North Harris Library to help you construct your citations.
Each citation should answer the questions:
- Who wrote the material you are using?
- What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
- Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
- If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?