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Trombone: Research


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Articles

Articles are great for research because they generally cover a very narrow topic in great detail. In addition, scholarly journal articles generally include a bibliography where you can find more resources on the same topic.

Journal Article Databases

thinkerLibrary databases provide citations for articles, book chapters, and more. Most articles/chapters focus on a narrow and specific topic, so they are great for deeper research. To get started:

  1. Choose a database.
  2. Search for keywords such as genres, topics, names of people, etc.
  3. Limit your results by date, language, and more with the the left-hand menu on the results page.

Need more help?

See our Article help page for step-by-step instructions and videos to help you search databases and find full-text articles. And you can always ask a librarian for individual help.

Music Article Databases

Books

History Books in the Allen Library (selections)

Find more history books

Browse by subject in the catalog, for example:
Trombone
Brass instruments

Browse the shelves by call number:

Call Number Topic
ML933 Brass instrument history
ML965 – ML968 Trombone history
ML1300 – ML1354 Band music history

Performer Biographies in the Allen Library (selections)

Reference

Reference resources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more.
They often provide a short overview of a topic, then point to more resources you can use for further research.

Music Reference Databases

Books in the Allen Library (selections)

See all tuba reference books in the catalog:
Brass reference
Trombone reference

Browse the Reference shelves by call number:

Call Number Topic
ML128 B8 Brass bibliographies
ML128 T84 Trombone bibliographies

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