This guide was created by MPAL graduate assistant Sarah Thorngate.
This site is intended as a guide to researching American music. The tabs above list types of resources available. 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.
Materials discussed in this guide are located at the Music and Performing Arts Library. 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 "Beyond U of I").
This guide is a work in progress--if you know of good American Music resources, please suggest them so that we can add them to the guide!