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HIST301: Music's Impact on History: Home

Where to start and what's here

Hi everyone! It's Becky. Sad we don't get to hang out face-to-face, but know that I'm still here to help you out with this class in any way I can. Just a few things to start. I've tried to add video & screenshot tutorials where I could at the bottom of each column on this page. Also the tabs above this box can aid you in citations for either APA or MLA, or getting the library databases to supply these citations. It also has a link to our online reference help. There you can get help via chat, audio, or video all from the same link. It works for computers and on your phone.

Want to hear my voice instead? Check out this video to get a brief tour of the libguide: Video Tour

Searching for biographies and autobiographies

Not sure who you want to read about try using the following search in the library catalog: su:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Composers & Musicians 

This should bring up all the materials we have with this subject heading.

Searching the catalog for online resources

Click the check box next to charles c. myers library to limit results to resources available through the UD Library. To view only online resources, click the check boxes for eBook and/or eVideo under Format in the left sidebar. Click "show more" if the desired format isn't visible.

Searching the library catalog

The library catalog contains records for where to find all of the materials we physically own in the library: books, movies, board games, etc. It also contains links to all the e-books and streaming documentaries we own. We share this catalog with libraries around the world which allows us to get print items we don't own from other libraries, but this doesn't apply to e-books.

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Searching EBSCO databases

Academic Search Premier is a general database that contains both popular and scholarly articles from a variety of disciplines and sources. Great place to start if you need to confirm the viability of a topic.

The tips in this video will apply to most other EBSCO databases as well, including SocINDEX, ERIC, , and more. Subject specific databases like those may have some special features like unique limiters, but otherwise they will function the same way. The name of the database will be listed above the search bar:

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