Oxford Handbooks Online is a collection of handbooks that provide overviews of research in multiple disciplines and subject areas. for music, they cover topics such as improvisation studies, dance & politics, film music, music education, music & disability, and sound studies. Browse or search for chapters relating to your research topic.
Browsing books and choosing different keywords can be a good place to start when you are beginning research. Try some of the following strategies, or search using your own terms:
Form of music
Genre of music
Name of instrument or instrument group
Type of social or ethnic group, add ending of "music" or other form
Books about people & places
Add other endings to get more specific
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