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Start by looking for information about art or music in your region and time period; then get some historical context:
Oxford Art and Oxford Music (sometimes referred to as Grove) are absolutely the best place to start to find out about art or music in your region and country.
The first thing you should do is look up the name of your city. For example if you have Paris, 19th century, art, go to Oxford Art Online (link below) and search Paris. That's it!
If there's no entry, or just a short entry, try searching your country eg Cuba.
Don't forget, there might be more than one entry. We have print copies in the Library, or you can access the online version by clicking on the links below.
Look for historical background about your city/country in the region-specific encyclopedias below. If you don't find anything, try the general sources in the box at the bottom. Once you find your article(s), look in the box on the right for suggestions about how to get the most out of the information.
Now you have reference articles on your city in the appropriate Oxford and a relevant history encyclopedia (and don’t forget, there may be more than one entry), here's some ideas about how to get the best information out of them:
Atonicek, Theophil. "Vienna: The Baroque Era." In The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie, 549-54. Second ed. Vol. 26. New York: Grove, 2001.
Bibliograpy (should have a hanging indent)
Stevenson, Robert, and José Iges. "Madrid." In Grove Music Online. 2001. Oxford Music Online.
1. Robert Stevenson and José Iges, "Madrid," in Grove Music Online (2001), Oxford Music Online.
2. Stevenson and Iges, "Madrid."