This site is intended to help students in Music 501 learn about the Music and Performing Arts Library and how to conduct research. The tabs above list various topics. Choose any one to get started, although if you are new to research you may find it helpful to work from left to right across the tabs. Notice that there are several tabs embedded under the "Finding Music Materials: Home" tab and under the "Finding Journal Articles in Music" tab.
If, during the course of your research, you encounter resources that we do not own, please request the item from the IShare catalog or via InterLibrary Loan. See the tab called "Materials Beyond the U of I".
If you are an international student, or find that you need more help with library terminology, writing etc., please see our International Student Guide to MPAL, which has even more helpful information.
If you have any questions, please stop by the reference desk at the library or use the buttons bellow to schedule an appointment with a librarian to meet one-on-one and discuss your research. You may also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following guides will be helpful when you start to prepare for researching and writing your thesis/dissertation and for your comps/prelims.