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MUSC254 Music History I, Antiquity to 1750 Fall 2021


This guide provides information about and links to a wide variety of resources at and through UNC Libraries related to your semester-long project for MUSC254.  Important deadlines to remember:

Week 4 and 5: Preliminary topic meetings with Dr. Elmi, Tara or Eduardo (zoom)

September 28 by 7:00pm:  Annotated bibliography

October 28 by 7:00pm:  Essay submission (to Sakai forums)

November 23 by 7:00pm:  Peer responses


Scholarly Journal Articles, E-books (onyen required for off-campus access) and Books

The scholarly articles on the list Dr. Elmi provided can be found in these databases by searching on keywords (author and words from title) from the articles. Links to the books and e-books from her list can be found in another box on this page.

Search this Articles+ link to find full-text journal articles on your topic..

  • Narrow your search to Full-Text Online and Scholarly & Peer-Reviewed for better results.
  • See the bibliography at the end of an article you are interested in to find more resources on the same topic.

Scholarly Studies/Books and E-books

E-Resources (search on keywords of your topic)

Music Library Home Page and Library Catalog

Search on keywords of your topic in the UNC Library catalog here to find books, e-books, recordings, and streamed recordings.. Search in ALL FIELDS and then refine your results by selecting from the facets (online, resource type, location, etc.) on the left of the results page.

The Music Library owns thousands of physical recordings, books and scores as well as online materials.  You can come to the music Library to browse and check out items or request them through the library catalog and pick them up at any library on campus. If you need a media drive to play CDs, you can request one for in-library use as well. We also have playback equipment for vinyl records and CDs in the Music Library.

Additional resources can be found on the Music Library home page.

Contact Music Library staff at for research or other assistance.

Course Reserves

Prof. Elmi has put books on Reserve for your class that will also be helpful for this project. Find them here: COURSE RESERVES or through your course Sakai site.

Streaming Audio and Video Resources (onyen required for off-campus access)

Many CDs and vinyl records have liner notes containing useful information about the works and performers on the recording. Either search our streaming audio databases or look up and request a sound recording from the Library Catalog to read them.

Once you find an opera in Opera in Video (Alexander Street Press), look under the "Related Documents" tab for liner notes

Once you find a sound recording in Naxos Music Library, look for the "Booklet" icon for liner notes.

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