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Research Guides

AMST 315: Beats, Rhymes, and Life: Find Books

Professor Blanton: Fall 2013

Borrowing from Elsewhere

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Can't find what you're looking for at Wellesley?

Use WorldCat Discovery to search and request directly from libraries worldwide via Interlibrary Loan.

Questions? Interlibrary Loan Guide

Catalog Search


Try a keyword search. Once you find a book that is relevant to your topic, use the subject headings of that book to help you find "more like this". For example:


Rap (Music) -- History and criticism

African American youth -- Social conditions

African Americans -- Race identity

Use and to combine terms in your search | hip hop and politics

Use or to expand results | hispanic or mexican

Use * to find variant endings, or as a wild card | wom*  latin*

Use " " to search words as a phrase | "hip hop"

When searching for music, try a keyword search for performer and title. You can also search by song title alone.

Keyword  and subject heading searchs for books on music:



Book Locations and Maps

Quick Guide to Clapp Library Locations

Call # / Location  
Books & Videos A-DZ
Knapp Multimedia Ctr
Computer Classroom
First Floor
Computing Help Desk
Research Help Desk
Reference Books
Second Floor
Books & Videos E-PM
Third Floor
Books & Videos PN-Z
Special Collections
Book Arts Lab
Fourth Floor


How to find items by call number

Clapp Library Floor Plans

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Music Books: main floor
Music Periodicals: main floor
DVDs: main floor
CDs: request at desk
Equipment: request at desk

Music Scores and Parts: lower floor
Sound Lab: lower floor
Photocopier: lower floor