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Music 150/250: Introduction to Music Traditions & Music: Medieval thru 17th Century: Home

An introductory guide developed in support of Music 150 and Mus 250 courses prior to 2018. For a more advanced Music Research guide, please visit:

Archival Course Site: Music 150 and 250

Between 2011 and 2018, Mus 150 was the heart of instructional contact for Music. A series of multiple sessions was developed, mostly by Marsha Miller in consultation with Terry Dean. Students completed an in-class exercise related to print resources and an exercise to reinforce use of electronic databases. Those experiences eventually resulted in Miller and Dean contributed a book chapter: Miller, Marsha, Dean, Terry. (2018). Introduction to Music Traditions: A Multi-session Freshman Library Experience in Information Literacy in Music: an Instructor’s Companion. A-R Editions.

Originally a course for music students, curricular changes resulted in students in other disciplines taking the course, and then Mus 150 became Mus 250 and the general connection was lost. However this site will remain and it includes a PDF file of all 6 Print exercises and the list of books that were pulled for that session, a copy of the Electronic Resources exercise, and an email sent to the students to remind them of everything they had learned and therefore should know how to use in the future. Find that document under the tab: LibGuide Lesson Plan: Music

Marsha Miller, February 8, 2023

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Welcome to the Library Guide for: Music 150: 

Introduction to Music Traditions



This resource guide is designed to support the instruction of students in Music 150 - Introduction to Music Traditions.  Each tab references specific lectures presented in class to Music 150 students by the library's music liaison.  The information contained within is basic information detailing resources that may prove useful in the research and development of the music appreciation articles assigned for students of this course. 

If you are a student of Music 150 or a Music researcher interested in advanced Music Research tools or techniques, please be sure to visit the MUSIC libguide available through the Cunningham Library for more thorough research support.  A tab has been provided above to link you to this advanced music research guide.

Cunningham Library

Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University offers one stop shopping for students.  Whether students need help with researching a topic, writing a paper, or finding a book, ISU Library is The Campus Living Room. Effective services to distance education students is a priority of the ISU Library.


The library promotes the educational and research missions of ISU by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery, creativity, and the exchange of ideas. The library collections include more than two million items. The library catalog facilitates access to over 3000 electronic books and over 10,000 electronic government documents. Preference is given to collecting journals and periodicals in an online format. The library provides access to over 230 databases that include journals, magazines, newspapers, electronic books, and other sources.

Marsha Miller

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Marsha Miller

I am semi-retired and working mostly behind-the-scenes on various projects.

I will not have office hours but you are welcome to email me.

The Subjects listed below have been taken over by other Research and Instruction Librarians. Please consult the list of Subject Specialists for updated listings. The list will show up until I am fully retired and complete transfer of all LibGuide elements has taken place.

812.237.2606 [be prepared to leave clear, succinct voicemail]

Library, Research and Instruction (Public Services), room 106
Subjects: Science

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