Welcome to the Music & Performing Arts Library (MPAL) guide for MUS 528: Research and Bibliography. This guide has tips to help you navigate the research process and find library resources to help you excel in your research and writing.
Use the tabs to the left to navigate the guide and see what resources are available to you at MPAL. Notice that some of the pages have sub-pages that will expand when you click on them.
If you are an international student, or want extra help with library terminology and writing, please see this guide with additional helpful information:
If you have any questions about research or using the Library, you can get help in-person at the service desk or remotely via chat or email. You can also use the buttons bellow to schedule an appointment or research consultation with one of MPAL's librarians to meet one-on-one and discuss your research.
Besides scheduling research consultations with MPAL's librarians, there are many other guides and services available at UIUC to help you succeed in your classes. We've compiled several recommended resources to support you in your research and writing.
As you conduct your research, you may find it helpful to consult some of the handbooks below to help guide you through the research process. For help with writing about music - including selecting the right terminology as well as general style tips - be sure to check out the next tab of this box!
The following guides will be helpful when you start to prepare for researching and writing your thesis/dissertation and for your comps/prelims.