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Music History 5: History of Rock and Roll

This guide supports research about Rock 'n Roll, including projects, papers and assignments in MUS HST 5.


Matthew Vest
Subjects:Music & Dance

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Purpose of This Guide

This guide will direct you to both primary and secondary sources (e.g., recordings, filmed productions, monographs, journals) about Rock 'n Roll. These resources can be used for course projects, term papers, or general research. Please contact me if you have questions, or have suggestions to improve this guide.

Subject Headings to Assist with Research on Rock 'n Roll

Subject Headings denote the library catalog's groupings for similarly related materials. Knowing how to use subject headings will tailor and ultimately maximize your research results.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of subject headings used to recall materials about Rock 'n Roll.

Library Subject Headings for Rock 'n Roll 

Alternative rock music
Bass guitar music (Rock)
Guitar music (Rock)
Heavy metal (Music)
Motion pictures and rock music
Progressive rock music 
Rock music--analysis and appreciation 
Rock music--California--Los Angeles--History and criticism
Rock music--England
Rock music--History and criticism 
Rockabilly music
Women rock musicians--Biography