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M539 Intro to Bibliography

This guide will assist Misti Shaw's students with using library tools to find research sources.

Why use a bibliography?

Bibliographies save you time!
A bibliography lists sources on your topic, and sometimes there are annotations that help you better understand what a source is about.

Bibliographies you can use

Print bibliographies are in the Reference section of the Music Library. 

To see if there is a bibliography on your topic, try searching IUCAT by adding keywords such as:

  • guide
  • bibliography
  • research
  • sources

For example, a search for "guide research mozart" might lead you to a bio-bibliography about Mozart.

How to find something you found in a bibliography

Try visiting the guide You Already Have the Citation, which gives you tips on how to find a source when you have a citation from a bibliography.