Source: Harmonia Celeste, by Andrea Peuernage, Milano, 1589 - Anthology of madrigals
A good place to start is Oxford Music Online or Encyclopedia Britannica. These provide broad information and background on your topic. Be on the lookout for concepts or information that you can explore in more detail as you research.
2. Using keywords or concepts, search for books and journal articles on your topic
3. Refine and repeat your searches with additional keywords or concepts as you find them.
Not finding what you need? You can always ask your friendly librarians for help! Click the "Ask a Librarian" tab on the right side of any library webpage and we'll chat with you! You can also email me anytime. We really do want to help you!
Here are a few tools you'll need to make searching effective and efficient - watch this 3-minute video before digging in to your research!
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