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Music Research Tutorial

Research Tutorial for Music Papers


This tutorial is designed to help you in the process of writing a research paper for a music course. The "Exploring Your Subject" page will help you identify a topic and the best sources of information for investigating it. The "Joining the Conversation" page will focus on how to engage with the materials you find, including tracing the conversations experts are having, and identifying important questions.


Essential Library Services

The first resource to know about at the library is librarians. UWM has reference staff, research librarians, and a Music & Performing Arts librarian available to help at any stage of your research process.

What's New

UWM Libraries now has access to Mango Languages!

Mango Languages is an online language learning platform that offers courses in over 75 languages, including English as a second language. Mango provides an easy-to-use mobile app for IOS and Android, making language learning accessible 24-7.  

Use this direct link to Mango, pick a language, and start learning! A link to Mango is also available on the UWM Libraries website via the A-Z Databases list.

UWM Libraries now has access to Visible Body Suite. Visible Body Suite is an interactive 3D anatomy tool that includes a human anatomy atlas, comprehensive references for biological concepts and processes, and detailed animations. Visible Body Suite includes access to five different apps: Human Anatomy Atlas, Visible Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Muscle Premium, and Physiology Animations. 

PLEASE NOTE: a personal account is required to use this resource. If you already have a Visible Body Courseware account, please use a different email address to create a Web Suite account.

UWM Libraries subscribe to a number of music streaming databases that are constantly adding new content. There have been lots of recent additions to Music Online: Jazz Music Library, which has hundreds of thousands of jazz tracks available for instant access!

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