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MUSC 1102 - History and Development of Rock (Torff)


Welcome MUSC 1102

Welcome to the online guide for the MUSC 1102 Library Research Session!

Downtown Performance Center, 1994, Tucson, AZ, Photographed by: Tim Drescher from the database, ARTstor Community Murals Collection (Timothy Drescher)




Final paper Guidelines - Taken from Professor Torff's syllabus

Final Research Paper- the final exam is a research paper 5-7 pages on a major topic or musical innovator. Specific guidelines will be given in later but here are a few-

It is essential to emphasize musical, social, racial, socio-economic and gender issues that are raised in your topic.


Standard MLA paper form, a minimum of 5 sources. Class books may not be used as references. Musical analysis must be included and the recording cited as well. There will be a library research session to help you with this assignment.

Some possible final paper topics: MLA form only

Women in Rock, Elvis, Dylan, Little Richard, Rockabilly, Buddy Holly, Guitar Evolution, Technology in Rock, Rock and Censorship, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Soul and the American Race Movement, Robert Johnson, the Blues, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa, Motown the Beatles as individual artists, the Doors, Women in Rock, Chuck Berry, Women in the Music Industry

Punk, The Music Industry.


Use this guide to find helpful sources for your research paper. The types of materials in this guide include:

  • Background Sources: online or in print, these include encyclopedias and dictionaries. 
  • Books: search for print an electronic books in the library catalog
  • Articles: search for scholarly or popular articles (such as newspaper or magazine articles) in library databases

Research Librarians are here to help you with your assignment so please contact us should you need any assistance. You can contact us via instant message, email, or schedule an individual research appointment. Additional information about library hours, citation help, etc. is located on the library home page.

image:  Downtown Performance Center, 1994, Tucson, AZ, Photographed by: Tim Drescher. From the database, ARTstor Community Murals Collection (Timothy Drescher)

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