a. Installment #1. Students will submit the introduction of the
paper (title, topic involving how the music of a particular country is related to its
culture (i.e. what it means to the people from the culture), why you chose the topic, and
your thesis in bold print). Intro may be anywhere from a few sentences to two pages in
I HAVE ALREADY DONE PART A, I WILL ATTACH INFORMATION. I ONLY NEED THE FOLLOWING:
b. Installment #2. Students will submit the background research/
citations showing high-quality, peer-reviewed, relevant research sources and
knowledge of proper citation procedures, and a properly formatted references section.
If you take ideas from a source and either quote or paraphrase (put them into your own
words) you must cite the source. Otherwise you are guilty of plagiarism, which is a
serious academic offense. (See http://catalog.csun.edu/policies/academic-dishonesty/
Installment will include a references page and be approximately 2-4 pages in length.
To find the best sources go to the Oviatt Library website. Hit the red button that says Databases. Under Subjects choose Music. This will take you to the most essential search engines for music research. I would suggest you start with Music Periodicals Database (ProQuest), Music Index (EBSCO), JSTOR, and the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (scroll down- under G). Enter in your main thesis terms (e.g. taiko and women, or, blues and racism). I would suggest you limit your search to sources that are peer-reviewed (best) and full text on the left. You should find a treasure trove of great material for your paper that you can plop right into your working document or save in PDF format (top right button). When you do, please note the page numbers and press the button that says Cite to cut and paste for your research paper References page. (PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED INFORMATION FOR THIS).
PLEASE USE CREDIBLE SOURCES (NO WIKIPEDIA, ECT.) AND ABSOLUTELY NO PLAGIARISM!
CHECKLIST THAT NEEDS TO BE INCLUDED IN PAPER:
My name and the number and day of the class (e.g. Tuesday MUS 309) are at the top of the emailed attachment.(CAN DO MYSELF LATER)
My thesis is below my name in bold print.
There are none of my italicized thoughts/opinions in this installment. It is all research in progress that I have done so far.
I have not used websites unless they have indicated authors who have credentials and are noted experts in the field. I have found all or almost all of my sources using the music databases found on the Oviatt website.
I have provided minimum three paragraphs of “quoted” research & minimum of three 3 paragraphs of paraphrased research. “Quoted paragraphs have quotation marks like this sentence does.” Paraphrased paragraphs have no quotation marks like this sentence.
There is a citation at the end of every paragraph.
Every citation is in exactly the same APA format (author, date: page number). I will go back and find the page number if I forgot to get it the first time I looked the source. I have looked at the Installment #2 Sample on Canvas under FILES, especially to see how to cite the author, page number and editor in the Garland Encyclopedia.
If there is no listed author, I probably shouldn’t be using that source. There are exceptions. Check with professor.
My research is mostly focused on my thesis. Key cultural terms in my thesis can be found throughout the installment. For example, if my thesis is about mariachi and women, my professor should see that my research mostly focuses on mariachi and the involvement of women.
References are alphabetized by the author’s last name. For instance, Alvarez is listed in the references before Baker which is listed before Dallins, etc.
Every source in the References is in exactly the same APA format. Titles of books and journals are italicized. I have made my References neat, complete, and consistent. My Reference page is in Sentence Case, not UPPERCASE, not lowercase.
Please add a works cited page in APA FORMAT. (HERE IS PART A ATTACHED BELOW)