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Rock and Popular Music: Getting Started

Guide to resources for popular and rock musics through history, criticism, and analysis among others.

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photo credit:  "Rock & Roll Forever" by voitaco, Creative Commons license

Finding Books in the BGSU Libraries Catalog

When looking for books in the BGSU Libraries Catalog, use the following subject terms:

Rock music
Punk rock music
Heavy Metal (Music)
Popular Music
Individual Musician's Names (last name, first name)

Finding Recordings in the BGSU Libraries Catalog

When looking for recordings in theBGSU Libraries Catalog, use the following searches:

Name of performer (last name, first name) or group
Album title
Song title

Note: Many albums have excellent historical and biographical notes, and lyrics are frequently included on containers or inner liners.

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This guide was created by Morgan Rich, former Music Library Student and Circulation Supervisor.