This is a guide to finding primary sources for use in research on popular music of the 1970s. The guide provides information on books, journals, databases, and websites that will be helpful as you develop your topics. It will also show you how to use Scout, the library's discovery service to find contemporary writings on your topic.
All of the resources described in this guide can be accessed from the Libraries' homepage: http://www.lib.ua.edu. The URL for this guide is
A good place to start in your search for primary source articles, books, and reviews from the 1970s is Scout, the Libraries' discovery service. A search in Scout will find book and journal titles, and sound and video recordings, as well as links to the full text of articles in a sizable number of the Libraries' online databases.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of Scout: