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These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics.
- Academic Search Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 14,000 journals, including more than 7,800 peer-reviewed titles.
- Fine Arts and Music Collection: Provides more than 150 full-text journals that will provide support for research in the area of music as well as other arts
You might also take a look at an interdisciplinary database that contains articles written for students. These articles tend to focus on controversial issues and present both sides of the debate:
- Points of View: Offers overviews on a variety of current events and sets of opposing viewpoints on controversial subjects, such as censorship or freedom of expression
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
- Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 700 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics
- Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art: Provides a cross-cultural survey of the major types and methods of inquiry in folklore to define the identity of every culture in the world
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
|SUBJECT||CALL NUMBER HEADING|
|Literature on music||ML|
|Instruction and study||MT|
- American Music Center: Provides information and resources for musicians, including an online radio station and a searchable databases of AMC's online library.
- 8notes: Presents downloadable sheet music and lessons, organized by instrument or genre, and information on music theory and a glossary
- Allmusic: A searchable database of information on recorded music, including biographies, discographies, and reviews by music editors
- ClassicalNet: Offers biographical information on composers, reviews, and links to other websites related to music
- Black Grooves: Hosted by the Archives of African American Music and Culture at Indiana University, offering monthly reviews on recordings in a wide range of music genres from classical to hip hop
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here's some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: It's possible to copy from a source and not even know that you've done anything wrong.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to the MLA style: MLA style generally is used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: APA style generally is used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
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Don't hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!