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Thesis? Don’t worry!

Thesis?  Don’t worry!
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Check the regulations of your institution! 

Specified extent, format of front page (cover), text and bibliography 
Can subject be chosen freely or from a list given by the institution? 
Deadline of handing in the title of the thesis (alteration later? subtitle as additional information?) 
To complete the thesis before... 

To narrow the subject 

Have a relation to the subject  -  in the field of knowledge and/or emotion 
(Specialized) literature concerning the subject is needed in Hungarian or a foreign language you know 
It does not matter if it is original but it should be accepted by the teachers 
It cannot contain everything that comes to your mind, selection and priorities are needed 

Searching for sources 
Basic works and names that are important to mention  
Subject specific writings 
Contents available online and databases with restricted access 
Exciting theoretical model from your other faculty, a practical example by sports activities as hobbies, literary sources available in a rare language 

To note down sources and authors, (it is difficult to check and retrieve later) - in case of good ideas found earlier 
Logic structure; order of chapters 
Own ideas and contents of sources (thoughts, ideas by other people) have to be clearly separated  
Peer-reviewed and stylistically vetted 

There are a few databases containing music related topics and information 
which are available with valid membership card from home as well.

Oxford Music Online
The number one music lexicon of the world in English.
Help to use it: Oxford Music Online – guide of use

International music literature; partly full-text database covering music themes; articles, bibliographies, e-documents are also included.
Help to use it: RILM - guide of use

EBSCO Discovery Service
It searches in the databases of the library; general (specialized) literature, music e-books in English and other foreign languages.
Help to use it: EBSCO Discovery Service  – guide of use

In addition, you can see the music link collection of
our blog to search music related topics; links of databases, libraries, catalogs, discographies, music journals, institutes, publishers, associations, magazines and portals (among others) are available.

Digital database of Hungarian music journals  has full-text availability; it belongs to the databases available by the website of the Institute for Musicology.