The tabs at left contain categorized sources for you to explore for your research. Under each category, you will find a wide variety of resources for the study of music education.
Remember to also check the Subject Guides for Education as they will list additional tools.
Many online tools will require you to log in with your Net ID if you are accessing these from off campus.
If you don't find what you need, or if you have further questions about music research, please don't hesitate to contact the Performing
Arts Librarian, Lisa Woznicki
Confused about how to start your research? Take a look at these questions, match your assignment to those described below, and try the suggested sources.
Task: I need to find journal articles for my paper on teaching music to middle schoolers with special needs?
Strategy: Click on the Finding Journal Articles tab and search in Music Index, Education Research Complete or one of the other databases listed here).
Task: Where can I find research studies and experiments on the connection between rhythm and language?
Strategy: Click on Finding Journal Articles tab and search in: Music Index, Education Research Complete, or the Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection. Some databases include an option to limit by document type; use this to target experiments and studies for a smaller, more targeted result list.
Task: I need a good definition of "random sampling" - what should I use?
Strategy: Click on the Oxford Music Online and other Electronic Encyclopedias tab to search for definitions in electronic encyclopedias such as the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics or the Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods.
Task: How can I see other students' master's theses to use as a model for my research project in music education?
Strategy: Click on Dissertations, Worldcat and APA Electronic Resources Citation Guide and search by subject in Proquest Dissertations and Theses: Global.
Music can be especially challenging to find when using the library catalog. If you need help finding books, scores, or sound recordings at Cook Library, in other state university libraries or at special music libraries, try some of these help guides to make your task easier. Remember that you can request the transfer of books, scores, and sound recordings by using the ILLiad/interlibrary loan service.
Help Guides for Finding Music Materials at Cook Library
Requesting Materials from Other Libraries