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Doing Historical Research in Music: Home


Researching the history of a musical work can involve a wide range of source materials and research tools.

Click on the tabs above for an introduction to these resources.

For further reading

After you've consulted this research guide, the following books will give you further details on research strategies, and additional resources to consult. Look them up in the Library's catalog:

  • Gottlieb, Jane. Music Library and Research Skills.
  • Bayne, Pauline Shaw. A Guide to Library Research in Music.
  • Wingell, Richard J. Writing about Music: an Introductory Guide.
  • Crabtree, Phillip D. Sourcebook for Research in Music
  • Irvine, Demar. Writing about Music. Call number:

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