MUSC 105 Music Appreciation


Welcome to your MUSC 105 research guide for researching biographical information on composers. 

This guide will cover the research process and the basic skills you can use to locate biographical sources on your artist, decide on the quality and fit of the source, and how to take notes to help you use the sources ethically in your outlines and presentations.

Use the tabs on the left side to navigate this guide. In each tab, you will find:

Articles and Books

Information about our Holman Library One Search tool and specific databases you can find credible sources in

Videos and Images

Easy links to popular repositories for videos and images such as YouTube, with some tips for strategic searching

Tips on Evaluating Sources

Great things to keep in mind as you are finding sources and thinking about using them

About Citations

Resources and support for when you need to generate citations for your sources

Get Help

All of the different ways you can contact librarians for help with this assignment

Amy March (Cheney) Beach, 1867-1944, head and shoulders, facing slightly left

Image from the Library of Congress