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A guide to doing research on Percussion music: Biography


To get started, you may wish to find more information about John Cage. You can use Oxford Music Online to learn about him.

More information on how to access this database from the library portal is given below.


Using Oxford Music Online

Click on the 'Databases' tab.


Type Oxford Music Online in the search box on the page 'Search within Databases'.

At the Appropriate Use of E-Resources Licensed by NUS Libraries page, check the box after reading the information and click on 'NUS Staff/Student/CFS'.

Next, sign in using NUSNET ID and password and proceed with your search.

You will see the Oxford Music Online home page. In the search box, type 'John Cage' and click at the magnifying glass.

On the left panel on the next page, you can select 'Biographical Article' by checking the box and clicking 'Update'.

By way of illustration, click the first article. You will then see a biographical article on John Cage.

At the end of the article, a list of his works will be shown.

At the Oxford Music Online search box in this page, you can try typing your chosen composer and click Search.

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