This course guide will help you find resources for the ENGL 103 research paper based on a lyric poem, poem, play or work of literary fiction. This guide will also help students enrolled in other ENGL courses.

ENGL 103H Lyrics HINTs

Use the Lyric's Hints page to get research topic ideas. 

Praeger Singer-Songwriter Series

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Selected Titles

When researching a specific work, besides searching the artist, song or album title, consider using search terms about the time period, historical social, political events of the era, genre of music, and important people places, or events mentioned in the song or album. Also, check the Lyrics Hints page for ideas. 


African Americans - Music - History and criticism
Country music - History and criticism
Folk Music - United States - History and criticism
Jazz - Analysis and appreciation
Jazz - History and criticism
Popular Music - United States - History and criticism
Rap music - History and criticism
Rock Music - History and criticism
Rock Music - Social aspects

Music Criticism & Cultural Background Resources

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