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Research Strategy -- Finding Information on Music for a Country

 Searching for information on your musical idiom:

1. Search Oxford Music Online for your topic

  • Read the article for an overview of your topic
  • Note significant keywords to describe your topic
  • Follow through with "see" references

2. Search Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

  • REF ML 100 .G16
    • Vol. 1: Africa
    • Vol. 2: South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
    • Vol. 3: The United States and Canada
    • Vol. 4: Southeast Asia
    • Vol. 5: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent
    • Vol. 6: The Middle East
    • Vol. 7: East Asia : China, Japan, and Korea
    • Vol. 8: Europe
    • Vol. 9: Australia and the Pacific Islands

3. Search PrinCat or I-Share to find relevant books on your topic

  • Browse the book's table of contents and/or index to find chapters about your topic
  • As you read these sections, take notes on the keywords, concepts, and spelling variations
  • Use the language facet on the right side of the screen to narrow results by language

4. Search JSTOR to find relevant articles on your topic

  • Create search statements using keywords, concepts, and spelling variations

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