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Locate these books on the shelves using the call number provided. You may search for more print material via the online catalog box below!
Music and Technology in the Twentieth Century by
Call Number: 780 MUS
Explores how advances in technology impacted the development of music in the twentieth century, focusing on specific technological discoveries that had the greatest influence on music.
The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll by
Call Number: 781.66 ROL
Beginning with rock's roots in blues, jazz and gospel, here are eye-opening portraits and critical assessments of Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, James Brown and Bob Dylan, and more, all the way up to Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, U2, Prince, Public Enemy and other ground-breakers in rock, hip-hop, and heavy metal.
Mystery Train by
Call Number: 781.66 MAR
Focusing on six key artists, Robert Johnson, Harmonica Frank, Randy Newman, the Band, Sly Stone, and Elvis Presley, Marcus explores the evolution and impact of rock 'n' roll and its unique place in American culture.
History of the Blues by
Call Number: 781.643 DAV
This companion to a planned PBS series of the same name is a combination of cultural commentary, musical analysis, research, and visuals which provides a new perspective on an enduring musical form and its place in American history.
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Student Resource in Context
Find general and biographical information on your chosen guitarist by performing a keyword search.
Find news articles and profiles on your chosen guitarist by selecting "Magazines" or "Newspapers" and performing a keyword search.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
This is a good database for reading about the music genre your artist belongs to.
Chelsea House Biographies
Find biographical information on your chosen guitarist by performing a keyword search.
Find biographical information on your chosen guitarist or the band they were a member of by performing a keyword search.
Search for artists using the search bar in the upper right corner of the screen.
Rolling Stone Magazine
Read articles and reviews of artists by using the search bar in the upper left corner of the page.
NPR Music Reviews
Read articles and reviews of artists by using the search feature in the top middle of the page.
Read reviews of albums and some biographical information by searching artists' names.
The New York Times
Every student and teacher has a NYT account through the Library. Log in or create an account by visiting the link above and registering your @lsoc.org email address.
NoodleTools will help you create, organize and store citations; it will also create your works cited page for you! If you have not yet registered for an account, select register and follow the directions to sign-up using your RomanNet username and password.
MLA Formatting & Style Guide - Purdue University OWL
Find explanations and citation examples for MLA 8th edition in this excellent resource from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab.