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This guide provides quick access to Harvard Library resources that will be most helpful for research in Music 195: Women Creators in Music. Look here for links to encyclopedias and bibliographies, tips on finding articles, and tools to help you credit your sources and save you time.

Need something different? Ask one of the class Librarians On Call:

  • Contact Kerry Masteller for personalized research suggestions
  • Contact Christina Linklater for help using Music Library and Houghton Library special collections
  • Contact Tamar Brown for help using Schlesinger Library collections

Biographies

Annotated Bibliographies

Bibliographies like these save you time by giving you an annotated list of citations to check. Once you've found a book or article that interests you in one of these bibliographies, search for it in HOLLIS to find our copy.

Articles

When you know the discipline you want to search, a database devoted to it gives you more ways to target your search (with keywords for time period, music genre, etc.), plus results you won't see anywhere else. These are our top picks, but Harvard licenses many hundreds of databases, so please get in touch for a personalized recommendation! 

Note: check out the Decoding a Database handout for tips on how to quickly familiarize yourself with a new database, 

Online Scores and Recordings

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Cite Your Sources

Save yourself time and keep your research organized with a citation management program like Zotero:

  • Collect the information you'll need to cite your sources (author, title, publication year, etc.) with one click
  • Quickly create citations and bibliographies in almost any citation style
  • Organize, tag, and annotate your sources

Harvard librarians teach classes in the basics of Zotero and Endnote. Learn more and check the class schedules: Citation and Research Management Tools.

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