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World Music Research Guide

Where do I start research?

Maybe you have never written a music research paper before and don't know where to start. Maybe you just need a refresher on research skills. This is the right guide for you!

I'm going to take you through the steps of researching efficiently and effectively for a world music research paper so you can excel in your class this term.

The five steps to researching

Research can be easily broken down into five easy steps.

1. Learn your keywords and subjects

2. Find printed and audio resources

3. Find online resources

4. Evaluate source reliability

5. Make a works used list

These steps can be applied to all your research so read through the tabs above and learn more about how you can quickly improve your research skills and grades.

TIP: Always make sure you look for both print and online resources for your project!

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