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Comm 445: Music & Identity

Suggested resources for Professor Derek Vaillant's Comm 445: Seminar in Media and Culture - Music and Identity

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Mirlyn (MLibrary catalog - find books, music, movies, and more)

  • Search for books and other materials by keyword, subject, title, author, etc.
  • Also use Mirlyn for PRIMARY SOURCES

newspapers and magazines in print, electronic or on microfilm

concert footage in documentaries

musical scores (use the advanced search to limit by format)

music on CD or LP

memoirs or diaries (suggested search terms: "personal narratives", correspondence, letter or letters, diary or diaries

Use the advanced search to limit your search by format (audio, DVD, etc.) or location (i.e., Music Library, Askwith Media Library).

For more Mirlyn search tips, see "Search Tips" tab.

Music Library Specialized music library, located on north campus




Click on the "ArticlesPlus" tab above the search box on the library website, . ArticlesPlus is your gateway to finding all sorts of articles, including ones from scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and trade publications. Search across many library databases at the same time; useful for interdisciplinary topics.

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