Skip to Main Content

Music 310: History of the Broadway Musical

Research guide for Fall 2014 section of Music 310--History of the Broadway Musical.

Interlibrary Loan

If the O'Malley Library does not have what you are looking for, you can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to get books and periodical articles from other libraries. It can take up to two weeks to receive your material.

ILL form for books

ILL form for journal articles

Citation Mining

If you have a citation and want to find the full-text article, this is the easiest way to do so:

  • Identify the journal title and publication year.
  • Go to the library’s List of Periodicals and type the journal title.
  • A list of databases will appear where you can locate the journal, followed by a date range.
  • Select the date range that includes your specific article and click on that database.
  • You will be brought directly to a listing of years available for the journal.
  • Select the year, volume & issue of your citation.


Download the PowerPoint slides from the Library instruction session.

Evaluating Sources

  • Authorship
    • Who wrote it and what are their qualifications?
  • Date
    • Is the information current? Does it meet assigned time parameters? 
  • Content
    • Is the information well researched, contain footnotes, or give sources or have supporting data? 
  • Publisher
    • Who published this text?  Does this source typically give reliable information? 
  • Check for bias
    • Are alternate views presented & treated fairly?
  • Assess the argument
    • How is the claim supported? Are statistics used correctly? Are there logical fallacies?