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FYS: La Musica: Classical Music and the Self: Love, Conflict, and Spirituality: Books

This LibGuide is designed as a research aid for students in the First Year Seminar Class: "La Musica: Classical Music and the Self: Love, Conflict, and Spirituality" taught by Lisa Brooks

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Suppose you are interested in finding information about classical music relating to the Second World War

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Try the following keyword search in both the Butler Libraries Catalog and WorldCat: world war 1939-1945 music

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2.  Subject Searches - Books in our catalog are assigned Library of Congress Subject Headings, which describe the book's content. For the topic of music and WWII, you may wish to explore the subject heading:

World War, 1939-1945 -- Music and the war


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