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FYSE 1545 African Musical Lifestyles

Course guide for FYSE 1445


Welcome to the course guide for FYSE 1545, African Musical Lifestyles!

Here you will find information about finding print and online books, articles, and recordings; an introduction to basic research techniques and library search tools; and information about citing your sources properly in research papers.


Research can a daunting challenge.  Hopefully this guide can demystify certain aspects.  Please do not hesitate to contact me, Terry, if you need help for any reason!




Silhouettes of Africa and musical sixteenth notes

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What's In This Guide?

A Few Basic Reference Resources: useful print books such as encyclopedias & musical instruments

Finding Books: information on print books and e-books

Finding Articles: use LibrarySearch to search across databases, or search individual journal titles or specialized databases if you are more experienced

Recordings: learn how to search MIDCAT like a pro for CDs and try our online databases for sreaming recordings of African music

Cite it! Chicago (author-date) style: includes examples and a link to Zotero

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