Research & Scholarship

Veron­i­ca’s research and schol­ar­ship focus­es on the music indus­try, infor­ma­tion lit­er­a­cy, and crit­i­cal (music) infor­ma­tion lit­er­a­cy. Here are some schol­ar­ship high­lights. For a com­plete list, go here.


  • Hatschek, Kei­th and Veron­i­ca A. Wells. His­tor­i­cal Dic­tio­nary of the Amer­i­can Music Indus­try. Row­man & Lit­tle­field: Lan­ham, MD, 2018.
  • Wells, Veron­i­ca A. and Kei­th Hatschek. “Com­pa­ny Pro­files Assign­ment,” in Infor­ma­tion Lit­er­a­cy in Music: an Instructor’s Com­pan­ion. A‑R Edi­tions: Mid­dle­ton, Wis­con­sin, 2018.


  • Wells, Veron­i­ca A., Angela L. Prate­si, Andrea I. Mor­ris, and Eliz­a­beth Berndt-Mor­ris. “Towards A Crit­i­cal Music Infor­ma­tion Lit­er­a­cy Prax­is.” Notes 78/3 (March 2022): 319–339.
  • Hatschek, Kei­th and Veron­i­ca A. Wells. “Devel­op­ing Infor­ma­tion Lit­er­a­cy Skills for Tomorrow’s Music Indus­try Lead­ers,” MEIEA Jour­nal 14/1 (Jan­u­ary 2015): 157–181.
  • Wells, Veron­i­ca A. “Hunt­ing for QR Codes: Link­ing Stu­dents to the Music Col­lec­tion,” Music Ref­er­ence Ser­vices Quar­ter­ly 15/3 (Sep­tem­ber 2012): 137–148.