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Why, Who, What & Where
Think about the kinds of information you will need to research the history of performing rights organizations in the United States:
Why are these organizations significant?
Information about performing rights
Understanding of copyright, and royalties
Information identifying the particular organizations
Analyses of the organizations' work over time
Relationship of these organizations to musicians
Who creates this information?
the organizations themselves
What does this information look like?
overviews & descriptions
Where will you find this information?
Finding Scholarly Information
We can use these sources to find histories and critical analysis
Fogler Library's catalog is the place to look for books, both print and electronic. Look for O or ORO to know if it is here. To have a book sent to another library location, click on the Request button on the top of the page. You will be asked for your name and barcode (on the back of your MaineCard). You will also have the option to search in MaineCat, which includes other libraries across Maine.
In evaluating information the concept of
Authority refers to the author's credibility, i.e. why are they qualified to create this particular information.
To help evaluate this:
Look for information about the author within the information itself
Search the databases by Author to see examples of other writing
See if the author is cited in other information you have found
Google the author's name to see if you find a resume
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