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Researching Music & Musicians

For students researching music, musicals, musicians, composers, etc.

Great Online Sources for Background Research

Get off to a good start by doing background research to identify the “who, what, when, why, where” information on your topic.  If you are having trouble focusing your topic, background research is a great way to see how other researchers and writers are approaching the subject.

Some useful background databases for musical research include:

Find Online Books through the MJC Library

While in remote learning mode, there is no access to the MJC print collection. However, the MJC Library provides access to over 30,000 eBooks via the eBook Collection: EBSOCOhost.

Article Databases for Music Research

Need Books from Other Libraries?

What if MJC Doesn't Have What I Need?

If you need materials (books, articles, recordings, videos, etc.) that you cannot find in the MJC Library catalog, use the request forms below to request what you need using our interlibrary loan service.