Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Music: Getting Started

A starting point for students researching music at Wardman Library, Whittier College.

Ask a Librarian Now!

NPR First Listen

Listen to the entire album before it hits the music store!

Loading ...

Welcome to the Music research guide!

Purpose of this Guide

This curated Music research guide will help you locate, evaluate, select, and cite relevant library resources. 

Where to start?

If you are just beginning the research process and unfamiliar with a topic, or if you are still searching for a research topic, begin by exploring Reference sources. These will help define, summarize and provide important historical and cultural context on a time period, genre, musician, composer, or musical piece. 

Questions or Suggestions?

If you have any questions or suggestions on how to improve this guide, please contact me through phone or email. 

New Books