In addition to searching for the song titles in the databases below,
1. Use Picture Books:
Look in the picture or textbook where you found the song lyrics. You may find an "Artist's Note" or a resource list on the last page which may contain information regarding the author or illustrator's research.
2. Use Reference Books
Reference Universe will point you to exact volumes and pages of reference materials in the Andersen Library. Most of the titles are part of the 2nd floor Reference Collection and some are online, but you may find titles in the 3rd floor Main Collection or online. Click here to see a brief video showing how to use this.
For example, type Follow the Drinking Gourd below. NOTE: Do not use quotation marks in Reference Universe searching.
These databases are useful for researching topics related to music education. See the subject listing of databases to find more education- or music-related databases, or ask a Librarian for more ideas!
When the full text of an article is not available in the database you are searching, use View It or to determine whether Andersen Library patrons have access to it via a different database or inter-library loan (ILLiad). Here's how:
Use the Journals search to find out whether we have access to a particular journal or magazine: