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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.

I recommend searching in Credo and the library's catalog for the topic you are working on and seeing what is available. Links to both of these resources are listed below.


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

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Hunter Library, Rm. 126

LGBTQIA & American Music

American Music - General

American Music Genres, Styles, & Instruments