This site has been designed as a general introduction for undergraduate students to the resources and tools available to the music researcher.
A more advanced research guide for Dissertation and postgraduate research students is available at 'Researching Music - Advanced'.
|Getting Started: A guide to approaching essay questions, choosing keywords and beginning to research a new topic|
|Materials: A description of the types of materials you will need to consult in the preparation of your essay, including books, periodicals, music and online resources.|
|Search Tools: A guide to the library catalogue, bibliographies, periodical indexing services and other search tools of assistance to the music researcher.|
|Evaluating: Tips on evaluating and selecting material relevant to your research, both print and web-based.|
|Documenting: A complete guide to presenting your essay according to School of Music guidelines, including footnotes, musical examples and bibliography.|
Acknowledgements: The material in this site is based upon research guides prepared by Royston Gustavson, Lena Vigilante, John Griffiths, Kerry Murphy and members of the History Department of the University of Melbourne, particularly Steven Welch and Kerry Vickers.
The structure and concept of the site are based upon the Researching History site constructed by the History Department of the University of Melbourne, and we are particularly grateful for their generosity and assistance.
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