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MUSC 113: Intro to Music Literature


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  • If you are not finding enough information about a song, look for information about the larger work it is contained in (where applicable), such as: the album, the opera, the song cycle, or  the musical.
  • You may need to add the composer's last name to your search for focus.
  • To search for a phrase, place the search terms in quotation marks (" ").
  • In databases, use the asterisk (*) to include all ending forms of the root of the term you are searching (ex. sonat* provides results for: sonata, sonaten, sonatas, and so forth).
  • Rock's Backpages automatically inserts quotations marks into a basic search (you will be searching for a phrase).
  • Rock's Backpages is only available through October 31st, 2018.
  • You may (or may not) find it helpful to add a search term such as "reception," "impact," "reaction," or "criticism."
  • Do not use articles in your search string (ex. search for "Ballad of John and Yoko" NOT "The Ballad of John and Yoko)

If you having difficulties, ask for help!!!!!!!


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Music and Languages Innovation Center Hours

Fall 2018 (August 20-December 13)

Monday - Tuesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.* **
Wednesday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.***
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

*Closed Monday, September 3, in celebration of Labor Day. 
**Fall Break (October 15 & 16) Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
***Closed November 22 & 23, in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday.


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