To find books, audio/visual materials, or print periodicals on your topic, conduct a keyword or subject search in the Library Catalog.*
Try synonyms and related terms:
rap OR hip-hop
choir OR chorus
symphony OR orchestra
stage band OR big band
From the information you find in the Catalog, be sure to note:
To become more familiar with finding materials in the Library's print collection, here's a guide to using Library of Congress call numbers:
*Students may borrow CD’s and audiocassettes and return them at a later date. Students may borrow videos and DVD’s but must view these materials in the library. Ask for audio materials and DVD’s at the Circulation Desk. Find videos on the video shelves near the Circulation Desk.
Click on the links below to search for articles from periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers, etc.) and for information from electronic books and multimedia resources. From off-campus, you will need to enter the barcode number from the back of your AACC photo ID or Truxal Library card.
Oxford Music Online
Includes Grove Music Online, Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and more; both audio and notated examples
Academic Video Online
Commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries about music and music culture
Articles from periodicals like Billboard, Current Musicology, Folk Music Journal, Popular Music & Society, and much more
Academic Search Premier
Articles from periodicals like General Music Today, Music Analysis, Musical Times, Popular Music History, Opera News, and much more
Articles from periodicals like American Music, Ethnomusicology, Journal of Musicology, and much, much more
Articles from scholarly journals like Early Music, Music & Letters, Leonardo Music Journal, Notes, The Opera Quarterly, and much more
ProQuest News & Newspapers
Articles from the archives of the New York Times (from 1851), Washington Post (from 1877), and Baltimore Sun (from 1837)
Reference books like New Penguin Dictionary of Music, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, Harvard Dictionary of Music, and more
Daily Life through History
Includes information about world music, musicians, and song throughout the ages
ProQuest Ebook Central
Over 20,000 electronic books covering many subjects, including a number of titles related to music and song
EBSCO eBook Collection
Nearly 50,000 electronic books, covering all academic disciplines
ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
Includes books like The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History, and Woodstock: An Encyclopedia of the Music and Art Fair
NO FULL TEXT AVAILABLE?
HAVE ONLY AN ARTICLE'S ABSTRACT OR JUST A CITATION?
Use the library's Finding Articles from Citations page, which is part of the Finding Materials from Citations Guide.
For assistance, contact the reference desk at 410-777-2456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More ways to get help:
MLA-style and APA-style guidelines change over time, especially for citing sources accessed electronically. For the most up-to-date information about how to cite sources correctly, visit these pages:
Using a citation generator from a database or website?
Doublecheck to be sure the generator has used the newest rules.
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