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Getting Started -- Jazz Research

This first-year seminar traces the history and evolution of jazz, focusing on the major styles and the musicians who pioneered its development during the first decades of the twentieth century.

Remember that these are only some of the sources that may be useful to you.  Please contact me for help with any of your research, Josh Cohen, x1453 or e-mail AskUs.

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LibGuide content credit: Music: A Research Guide by Beth Young Miller

Class Assignment

For your library instruction assignment, please find one resource, either primary or secondary, on your research paper topic. Provide a citation for the resource and answer the following questions about the resource:

  • How did you find this resource (what database, search engine, catalog, etc., and what keywords did you use)?

  • How would you evaluate this resource/how do you know it’s reliable? (You can use the CRAAP test.)

  • How will this resource help you write your research paper?

  • Is this a scholarly resource? How do you know?

I would like you to post a link and citation to one resource you've found in this Google Doc. Be ready to answer how you found the resource and why you chose it since we will discuss some of your resources in class.

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