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


newspapers in print and 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.

Labadie Collection/UM Special Collections Library The Special Collections Library holds internationally recognized collections of books, serials, ancient and modern manuscripts, posters, playbills, photographs, pamphlets, artwork, and other materials. Includes the Labadie Collection of social protest material. Located on the 7th floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library.

Music Library Specialized music library, located on north campus

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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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