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MUS 601: Approaches to Music Research

This guide provides targeted resources for acquiring bibliographic information for music.

Welcome!

Musical compositionWelcome to the Research Guide for MUS 601 students! The resources collected here will help you complete class assignments and projects. Feel free to explore the tabs above to get specific research help.

I would love to meet with you individually to help you get started with your research or to answer any questions. Please call me or email me if you need research assistance or if you would like to schedule an appointment (see the box to the right).

Essential Resources

Tutorial on Internet Searching for Music

Internet for Music  This is a free online tutorial to help you, as a university student, develop your Internet research skills for music.

Library Session Challenges

See how many of the following you can accomplish! For each one that you finish, raise your hand so Mandi can check your work. 

  1. Can you use Scholar to find a score for Haydn’s “Clock” Symphony (No. 101)? Bonus: What is the uniform title for this work?
  2. Can you use Scholar to find a recording that includes both Haydn’s “Clock” Symphony (No. 101) and his “Surprise” Symphony (No. 94)?
  3. Can you use Naxos to find a recording of a Haydn Symphony performed by the Cleveland Orchestra? Bonus: Can you find three recordings all conducted by different Cleveland Orchestra conductors?
  4. Can you Music Index or RILM to find an article about performance anxiety and orchestra musicians? Bonus: Can you narrow your results to the last two years? How many articles are left?