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Popular Music Criticism

This research guide provides information about primary, secondary, and tertiary sources on popular music, including Rock-n-Roll, Hip Hop, etc.

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Suggested search strategies and tips:

  • Use the KEYWORD search to combine specific search criteria; for example:

"popular music" and criticism

hip hop and language

  • Do a SUBJECT search and browse subject headings to discover a variety of publication types.

Subject search results for hip hop.

  • If you are looking for information about a person or a band, you want to do a Subject Search (for example, Dylan, Bob).
    If you are looking for works or interviews, do an Author Search (for example, Dylan, Bob).

Search Summon (metasearch)

Tip: use the filters under "Content type" (make sure to click "More..." to get a variety of genres/formats).

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