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Here are some basic resources for researching music topics.

A Guide to the Guide

This LibGuide gathers many of the resources Music faculty and students at Towson will find helpful for performing, learning, researching, and collaborating. It is not exhaustive by any means, and it focuses on two areas in particular:

  1. Online resources paid for by the Library, including databases, e-books, and software. 
  2. Open Educational Resources (OER) available for free on the internet that are particularly relevant to music faculty and students.

The menu on the left contains categorized sources for you to use as you explore your research topics.  Under each category,  you will find a wide variety of resources for the study of music. Remember that online tools paid for by the University will require you to log in with your Net ID if you are accessing these from off campus.

Please note that links to dissertation and thesis searches can be found under "Deeper Dives."

The LibGuide is a place to start. It will not fill every research need, nor will it be intuitive to every learner. Please, please reach out to a librarian via chat, email, or by appointment if you have additional questions.  

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