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Using good quality resources and referencing them correctly will enhance the quality of your work.   This guide brings together key resources for Music and shows you how to use them to best effect. 


Using this guide

Use the tabs on the right or the links below to navigate around this guide

  • Journals:  Use the bibliographical databases to find academic journal articles, conference papers, reports etc which provide the latest in-depth discussion of your topic
  • Books and Ebooks:  Read around your topic and ensure that you have a balanced overview of your topic.
  • Websites: A curated range of recommended online resources 
  • Guide to Music in the Main Library; Discover how the music scores, collected editions and anthologies, CDs and books about music are arranged 
  • Finding Printed Music and Collected Editions; Your guide to the range of music scores  and where they are located, for example collected editions intended for library use only are on the top floor and many scores are kept in the Research Reserve. 
  • Audiovisual Resources and Streaming Services: Details of how to access the Naxos Music Library and other collections of recordings.
  • Library Services Homepage
  • Resource Trials - periodically Library Services takes out trial subscriptions to a range of resources that might be useful for the University to take out a full subscription. On this intranet page you can see, search and give feedback on those titles that we are currently considering for purchase.

The following links will take you to our other guides looking at:

  • Using FindIt: FindIt@Bham gives you access to information about all the Library's resources from one location.  This includes books, journal articles, theses, audio-visual materials, databases, archives and much more.
  • Guide to Effective Searching:  This will give you tips on how to use keywords in a logical and consistent way so as to find the best results when searching any information database.
  • Referencing:  This gives all the information you need to be able to cite your references correctly in your written work.
  • The Academic Skills Gateway: Further help and advice on finding and referencing information, academic writing and digital skills

Finding music in the library

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