Resources for Music History Students

Time to study for that exam? Time to write a term paper? Here are some tips to start.

Describing Music

Using words to describe music is not simple, but nothing is more useful in the struggle to understand what we do as musicians.

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Overview of the Procedure for a Research Assignment

You're listening to a piece of music and an idea strikes you. You have a question and need to find an answer. Or your professor has assigned a paper. Here's how to start.

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Primary and Secondary Sources

In assembling library materials for projects, make sure you can distinguish primary and secondary sources.

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Organizing Ideas

Have you ever felt so prepared to write a paper that you're over-prepared?

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Formulating a Thesis

It's time to insert your own voice into the ongoing conversation about the music that interests you most.

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Citations give credit to the people whose work you are using. They also make your own train of thought clear and transparent.

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I feel very lucky to have access to the Blumenthal Library, which has an enormous collection and resources for research that a musicology major could only dream of.
Anya Shatilova'18 MM Music History