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This guide will help Music & Sounds Design students find and evaluate key resources needed to successfully complete their assessments.



This guide is for students enrolled in Music and Sound design. It will help you develop the core skills needed to find, evaluate and reference information in your assessments. 

In this guide you will: 

  • Find key resources for Music and Sound Design
  • Plan a search to find information
  • Find referencing resources

Key resources for Music and Sound Design



Other Resources



When using Google Scholar ensure that you can access artcles by updating the Google settings on your device: 

Google Scholar > Settings >Library Links to "Full text @ UTS Library"


Resource types


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Useful for providing an overview of a topic or issue. Contains background information and context and is very useful as a starting point for research - especially if you are new to a topic!

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Journal Articles

Contains the latest research on very specific topics and often contains in-depth analysis. Journal articles are published more quickly than books so can be used to find more up to date information.


Depending on your course, major or specialty, this could include creative works (e.g. films, music, audio tracks) or non-creative works (e.g. news broadcasts, online tutorials, animations or visualisations).


Many industries produce magazines that contain articles with insights and discussions of specific industry trends & developments, or showcase new works or innovations from people working in the industry. They can be found online or in print, and can be used to find information about an industry.