Tutt Library Research Guides
For both of these searches, use this order-last name, first name:
You can use Prospector to widen your search, including items that aren't owned by CC libraries or are checked out.
To further extend your search, use WorldCat. This is often the best way to find obscure items. Items typically arrive within 2 weeks. Materials you find inside Colorado are better ordered through Prospector.
Use the tabs above to roam through this guide.
You need to take a broad view of your topic, so you can grasp its depth, breadth, and historical context. This will help you refine your topic, enabling you to present an interesting argument in a 5-page paper.
To help define your research topic, it often helps to consult some of the standard reference works and tools before searching for books, music materials, and journal articles.
If you are looking for information on a musical genre or style, such as organum, ars nova, etc., the best way to find suitable headings is to look in the record of a good resource you pull up during a search.
Here's a good way to mine SUBJECT HEADINGS:
And, you can BROWSE THE SHELVES!
Libraries shelve like topics together; browsing will help you find something surprisingly useful that you may not have noticed in the catalog. Try the following call number ranges in both libraries:
For composer's biographies:
To see the complete list of music call numbers visit M is for Music!
To find articles on your topics see the MUSIC DATABASES and FIND ARTICLES pages above.