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Jazz Music History: Welcome

Link to Jazz Research Guide


This guide is meant to serve as a starting point of Jazz Music History and is not meant to be exhaustive. Use the left hand navigation to review various resources owned and subscribed to from the WVC Library and free resources from the free web.

Finding Background Information


Tip for success

  • When you find a good source (book, article, web page), record the title, author, and other bibliographic info (journal title, web address, etc.).
  • Take notes from your sources.
  • As you read, mark the parts you might like to quote in your paper.
  • Keep organized. Keep a folder on your computer (or in the cloud) or a binder with copies of articles, your notes, and drafts of your outline.