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Music Research Guide

A research guide for music subjects and courses

About This Guide

music image from Columbia State academic pagesAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • "Music directors, also called conductors, lead orchestras and other musical groups during performances and recording sessions. Composers write and arrange original music in a variety of musical styles."
  • "Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios."

This guide is designed to support the research and learning needs of the music program. Here, you'll find resources for:

  • selecting and evaluating sources
  • constructing research questions
  • search tips and strategies
  • finding sources in Charger Search, databases, online sources, and statistics
  • recommended citation and style guides
  • contacting librarians for help

If you have suggestions for other resources, please let us know!

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