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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Music 533: Music Education Resources: Research Guides

Resources for Music Education students

Guides to Research

Research guides and bibliographies provide an overview of the research done on a topic and are often quite comprehensive. Often broken down into subtopics, they can give you a head start on finding sources.

Conducting Research with People

If you plan to conduct research involving people (surveys, student observation, focus groups, etc.) you should contact the University's Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) (formerly the Institutional Review Board or IRB office). You will need to undergo training and receive approval to conduct your research PRIOR to beginning it--especially if you plan to publish it in any form.

See their helpful "Submission process guide" to determine if you need to go through the approval process and what steps are required.

They have helpful checklists and a glossary to help with unfamiliar terms during the submission process.


Other Campus Resources

Research Guides

Research Methods in Music Education

Music & Performing Arts Library

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Music and Performing Arts Library
1300 Music Building
1114 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Subjects:Dance, Music, Theatre