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Music Appreciation: American Vernacular Music

Featured Books

Websites Recommended by Your Instructor - Spirituals, Rock n' Roll and Hip-Hop/Rap


Hip-Hop / Rap

Rock n' Roll

More Websites Recommended by Your Instructor - Native American Music, Folk Music, and Bluegrass

Native American Music

Folk Music

Appalachian Mountain Music (aka early Bluegrass)

Finding Articles, Books and Videos on Music Topics

Finding Magazine and Journal Articles:

The best RTC database for finding journal and magazine articles on music is ProQuest.  Try some of these searches: (You'll have to log in using your RTC student email address and password.) 

Possible ProQuest searches:

Bluegrass and Appalachia

Hip Hop Music

You can also try searching for articles in JSTOR. The RTC Library does not carry all of the JSTOR articles. If you find something we do not carry, ask us about Interlibrary Loaning books and articles

Finding eBooks on music:

Try EBSCOhost Community College eBook Collection for ebooks on music.  Two sample searches:

eBooks on Folk Music.

eBooks on Rap and Hip Hop.

Finding Videos:

Kanopy Streaming offer many videos music.  (Tip: Kanopy requires that you make a second personal account to use their videos. Need help? Check out this page.)