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VPMC95H3 Musical Diasporas

A guide that assists in finding resources for the completion of course work in VPMC 95H3 - Musical Diasporas

Background Research - FAQ

Why use encyclopedias or dictionaries?  

To find:

  • definitions of terms, keywords
  • background information
  • ideas to start your search

How are library encyclopedias different from Wikipedia? 

Online and print encyclopedias from the Library have been checked for accuracy and quality.  Wikipedia hasn't.  

Why avoid encyclopedias?  

Encyclopedias are only meant to give you basic background information to help you understand your topic.

Why use Artist/Muscian websites? 

To find:

  • Information on artists that are very contemporary
  • links/citations to additional sources about the artist
  • Canadian artists