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Kelly Dermody
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Subjects: Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Chang School Liaison.
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MUS 505 Research Essay - Finding Sources

This guide will show you how to find Peer Reviewed articles and other sources  or your MUS 505 essay.

  • For essay guidelines, please refer to your Assignment handout. 



  • There is a good chance there is NO PEER REVIEWED article on your chosen musical artist or group. 
  • BUT there will be peer reviewed articles on the musical genre or historical issues that surround your artist. 
    • Conduct a search using your artist/groups name - if nothing shows up....
      • Conduct a search on the genre or the bigger issue facing that group during its time.


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