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Key Resources

A search example

Analyse Bach's use of counterpoint in his solo violin music. Use two peer-reviewed articles (written in the last 10 years) and two books in your response.

To begin:  analyse your assignment question; identify key/related concepts.

Reference sources, use dictionaries and encyclopedias  to:

  • define your topic
  • get an overview of key issues
  • identify terms to use in database / catalogue searches

Search the library catalogue or CrossSearch for books;  music databases for journal articles.
Possible search terms...


Use quotation marks to keep a phrase together eg "harmony analysis".

Limit database search to "Peer Reviewed" articles and time period "2006- 2016".


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    Key titles representing contemporary Indigenous creators and performers

    Broaden your understanding of the impact of cultural identity with some of the titles here ....


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