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Music Through the Ages, from Chant to R&B

MUSC162 course covers a wide variety of music–including genres that range from Gregorian chant to R&B–and situates this music meaningfully with the help of historical information, cultural context, musical vocabulary, and critical concepts.

Search Tips

 Remember these search tips when using book catalogs or journal article databases.

Quotation marks = search for phrases (two or more words): "music history" or "20th century"

OR = more. Combine synonyms or similar terms to increase the number of results: sacred OR spiritual OR religious

AND =  fewer. Use AND to narrow your results. Combine different concepts to narrow your search: gospel AND music 

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MUSC 162: Music Through the Ages, from Chant to R&B Research Guide by Columbia College Chicago Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Getting Started with the Library Website

"Getting Started with the Library Website." Recorded September 2020, 5 minutes.

Starting points

Databases for Researching Music through the Ages

Websites for further research