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Welcome to the Research Guide for your Cumulative Paper

Welcome DAH255 students!  Use this research guide to help you find books, articles, videos, and more for your Cumulative Course Paper. Below are examples of the types of resources and information you can find through the library. 

When you are ready to start your own research, select the Getting Started with Research tab.

Here's Some Examples of What You Can Find Through the Library

The library provides access to streaming media databases where you can watch videos about a variety of topics. No downloading needed.  The video below, History & Concept of Hip Hop, is from the Films on Demand database. 

Check out these other streaming media databases:

**Please note, if you see an error message below when trying to watch the embedded video, try switching to a different browser besides Google Chrome.  You can also view the video through this link. **



History & Concept of Hip Hop Dance: This documentary explores the history and scope of the hip-hop dance style. The movement is also studied as a global marketing phenomenon. Despite its popularity, hip-hop struggles to define its historical lineage, concept, origins, aesthetics, and generational acceptance. Discover how it was first introduced to mainstream America in the early 1970s as break dancing (or b-boying). Learn how hip-hop has evolved and where it’s headed. 

The library subscribes to over 85 different electronic databases where you can search for articles from encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Each database contains different articles and information. You can search these databases individually, or you can use OneSearch, which will search most of the databases at once. You'll learn more about database searching in the Getting Started with Research tab

The library provides access to books both online and in print. You can search for print books via the library catalog or ebooks via the ebooks database. Below is an ebook from the library's database. 

The Hip Hop Archive & Research Institute at Harvard is not a library resource, but it is worth mentioning as a resource for your cumulative paper. 


"The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute's mission is to facilitate and encourage the pursuit of knowledge, art, culture and responsible leadership through Hiphop. We are uncompromising in our commitment to build and support intellectually challenging and innovative scholarship that both reflects the rigor and achievement of performance in Hiphop as well as transforms our thinking and our lives."  ~