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Music Research Process: Home

Subject Guide

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Rachel Fox von Swearingen
Bird Library, room 451

Using this Guide

The guide is organized into the following set of pages, able to be navigated using the tabs above.

    • Selecting a Topic discusses selecting a topic, finding questions that interest you, and developing your topic to be appropriate for the assignment.
    • Types of Sources discusses the types of sources available, including popular vs. scholarly, contemporary vs. historical, and primary, secondary and tertiary sources.
    • Search Tools provides an overview of the databases provided by the library for finding sources in physical and electronic format.
    • Evaluating Sources discusses why evaluating sources is important to the validity of your research and provides tools and tips for evaluating websites and library materials.

Office Hours and Appointments

Office Hours:

Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm 

Crouse College 301 (fall & spring session)

Appointments also available year-round at Bird Library.