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Music and Performing Arts

Using the library for research

The quality of your assignment/essay/thesis will depend on the research you have used to formulate your ideas.

This section of the LibGuide introduces you to the key databases that you will need to conduct research in Music and Performing Arts. 

Searching several databases will enable you to gain an excellent knowledge of your discipline: you will undertake a systematic search of the literature—the foundation of good scholarship.

You might also find this video particularly helpful when preparing to search the databases. Important themes of the video include selecting your concepts to search and combining them with the appropriate search operators: ANDOR, and ( ).