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MUS 264 - History of Western Music I: Evaluating Sources

Resources and Information for Researching Western Music from the earliest periods through the Baroque Period (~1750)

A Primary Concern

In this world of information, the difficulty today is not in finding sources. The difficulty is in finding GOOD sources.

One of the primary tasks of today's scholars is evaluating the articles, books, websites, videos, etc., that are used for research. Here are some videos to help you prepare for evaluating the information you find.

One Quick & Easy Solution

When searching in almost any library database, check the box next to "Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journals" to limit your search results.

Evaluating Information Sources - Stanford University Libraries

Using Google Scholar

The CRAP Test Song