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Welcome to the Lewis Library
This guide will suggest some starting points for your research on World Music. You will find additional information in the Music Research Guide.
Quick look up
Need a quick fact or more background reading on a topic? The links below will take you to sources that cover many different topics related to world music.
MIT Libraries catalog
"Search our Collections" is the default search option on the Libraries' home page. It's an excellent place to start, particularly if you do not already know a lot about your topic.
To see if MIT owns a particular item, or for a more focused search by format type, subject, publication date, use "Advanced Search". Advanced Search is the best way to search for scores and/or recordings in MIT's collection.
Getting Library Materials
If you're having trouble connecting to online text or streaming content:
Music and Media Program Head
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