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HONR 211: Music and Power: Home


This guide will walk you through some of the resources that you can use to find books, scholarly articles, and score about music works, articles, and other topics using library resources. If you have any questions not answered in this guide, feel free to contact me!

You can also go though this step-by-step walkthrough of the research process designed specifically for this course.


Research Paper

Select a specific musical work, artist, or debate that demonstrates a power struggle of some kind and is situated in a specific historical moment, either past or present. In a 2500- to 3000-word essay (roughly 8 to 10 pages), make a researched argument about how your selected topic fits into a larger debate or conflict. You should use at least eight sources in your paper; five of which should be scholarly and peer-reviewed. You should use a combination of primary and secondary sources, respond to scholars who have published on your topic, and clearly explain how your argument contributes to existing scholarly literature. You may write using either MLA or Chicago Style.

Research Proposal & Annotated Bibliography Due: April 3, 2017

Research Paper Draft Due: April 20, 2017

Research Paper Due: May 5, 2017

Manage & Organize

EasyBib Academic Edition

EasyBib is a great tool for collecting and organizing the sources you find during your research. If you haven't already, you should create an account and use EasyBib throughout the research process.

If you have questions about how to use EasyBib, feel free to ask me or any librarian for help!