The following guides will be helpful when you start to prepare for researching and writing your thesis/dissertation and for your comps/prelims.
This site is intended to help students in Music 511. The tabs above each cover a type of library resource/area. Please note that there are several sub-tabs 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 see the "Materials Beyond UIUC" tab for information about requesting through I-Share or Interlibrary Loan. If the item can't be lent or you really think MPAL should own the item, please recommend that we purchase it.
For more about the basics of the Music and Performing Arts Library and our collections, policies, facilities, and services, please see:
If you have any questions, you can get help in-person or remotely via chat, email, and more. You can also use the buttons bellow to schedule an appointment with a librarian to meet one-on-one and discuss your research.