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Western Carolina University

Music 102: Music in American Culture: Home

Research guide for students in MUS 102 with Christina Reitz.



This guide is designed to get you started on your research for MUS 102. The books and other sources below are not a complete list of what the library has on the topics you are covering this semester. The items listed below are meant to give you an idea of the kinds of materials we offer and link you to sources recommended by your instructor.

Databases for articles

Article databases recommended by your instructor:

Streaming Video

Streaming Music

MLA Citation Help

Search the library catalog

Select eBooks


For most of your encyclopedia and background information, I recommend using Credo Reference. You can search an entire encyclopedia library with a single search.

Dictionary of American Music

The Grove Dictionary of American Music is a great reference source, but searching on their site isn't very straightforward. Below you'll find a screenshot of the main page of the dictionary to show where to search inside of this specific book.