by Peggy Burge
Last Updated Aug 2, 2023
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Start Your Research at the Library!
Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, performs in the musical "Hamilton" at The Public Theater in New York. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP)
Some Advice from Your Friends in the Library
Contact a librarian whenever questions arise. Quick questions can be answered via email; more in-depth questions can be handled best with an appointment.
Work on your project consistently each and every week, so that materials have time to arrive from other libraries and we can answer your questions when you still have sufficient time to thoughtfully revise your work.
Seek out a variety of sources: books, essays in books, journal articles.
Use a variety of search tools: Primo, multiple databases, sometimes even Google Scholar. If your topic is interdisciplinary, take a look at related subject guides to find broader research tools.
Keep careful notes on all of your sources and use a citation management tool such as RefWorksor Zotero. If an online knowledge management tool is not for you, make sure that any system that you do use is thorough.
Includes the full libretto and photographs from the musical, as well as an account of the creation of the musical, from the composition of the first song of the show in 2009 to the opening night in 2015.
The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton! Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.
This documentary covers the two years leading up to the Broadway opening of the musical Hamilton. Includes interviews with experts and prominent personalities, new footage of the production in New York, and cast-led expeditions to DC, Philadelphia and New York. The documentary aired on PBS on October 21, 2016 and is available to stream for a limited time online or via the PBS app.