History of Rock and Roll Since 1970:
Online Library Resources
1. Finding Electronic Books (eBooks)
ABC-CLIO eBooks Many good reference sources covering the history of rock music since 1970, including:
Virtual Reference Library Another large collection of e-Reference Books. Good sources
for general overviews of topics from a variety of perspectives.
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) Search this large collection of eBooks for artists, genres, and ideas.
- Search Examples:
- Tip: To get more results, expand your search to search within the full-text of eBooks. Do this by selecting "Show more" under "Refine your results" on the left pane of the sesarch results screen, and then checking the box to "Also search within the full-text."
2. Finding Periodical Articles
SIRS database is a great source for magazine and newpaper topics, especially those related to the intersection of music and social topics; e.g.:
- This database can be a good source of specialized news not found in our other databases, such as broadcast transcripts, industry blogs, industry newsletters, etc.
- Searching in Lexis-Nexis can be multi-step process, so here is an example of how to set up a Power Search to limit your search to "music industry news"
- under "Add index terms" select industry, click on the + to expand Entertainment & Arts, and select Music Industry and "OK-Add to search"
- under sources select, for example, Industry News
- under "Search Terms" type your keywords, such as "future of radio"
- Industry Blog Example Article Result
3. Using Web Resources
Avoid random people's opinion pages -- look instead for authoritative sources of information from reputable organizations or news outlets. For example:
How do you tell if a site is authoritative and reputable?
4. MLA Citation - Avoid plagiarism and be sure to properly cite the resources you use.
Where can you get help with MLA?