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Music Research: Getting Started

Getting Started


This guide contains resources and tutorials to get you started in researching music. Start with the Music Research Tutorial below. You can find the databases mentioned on the right as well as an encyclopedia, and electronic theses and dissertations available for free online. You can also use eBooks to get more information on your topic.

Music Research Tutorial

Useful Databases

Theses and Dissertations

Some universities and colleges provide research by their graduate students online as part of their graduation requirements for completing masters and doctoral degrees. The links below are to theses and dissertations that may be downloaded for use, free of charge.

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