This guide is intended as a selective starter guide to music research in the Harvard Libraries. It was created for Music 206r: Research Methods in Ethnomusicology, and may be augmented throughout the semester as various topics in the syllabus are covered. Many resources listed are accessible to Harvard users only but may be accessed from home or campus. As with any type of research, a wide variety of print and electronic sources should be consulted.
If you have questions or comments, or for research assistance, please feel free to contact Liza Vick or Kerry Masteller, Research Services, Loeb Music Library, 5-2794. Chat reference is available weekdays 9:30-5:30. When unavailable, you may leave a message or visit the Circulation Desk at the Music Library for assistance.
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