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The FIRST guide you should read about music research
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Are you new to music research? Do you need a refresher after a long break of no music research? This is the guide for you!

This guide includes the basics of using:

  • Music literature
  • Indexes and abstracts
  • Music dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • Discographies and recorded sounds
  • Catalogues of music collection

Also included in this guide is a listing of a few miscellaneous resources for more particular resource needs.

There are benifits to using each of these source types so take a minute or two to skim through all the different tabs and check out the first box which will tell you more about the resource type and how it can help your research.


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