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A Guide to Music Materials

TO FIND BOOKS: THE ONLINE AND CARD CATALOGS


The UFind online catalog is used to locate books about a particular person or subject. Some general subject headings for music are:

Composers

Music Analysis

Musicals

Dance Music

Music Biography

Opera

Jazz

Music History and Criticism

Popular Music

Subheadings often describe a book's contents in more detail.
Examples include:

Music--Instruction and Study

Music--Performance


It's generally best to check all the subdivisions under a heading so that useful materials are not overlooked.


To find other headings, you can search in the I-Share catalog using the browse subject command option. To locate books beyond those in the I-Share catalog, search WorldCat . This online catalog provides citations to books and other materials in about 72,000 libraries in 171 countries.


TO FIND ARTICLES IN JOURNALS AND NEWSPAPERS


The following online databases cover the field of music:

Journal Databases

IIMP (Int'l Index to Music Periodicals)

ERIC

RILM

JSTOR

Humanities International Index

Academic Search Premier

PsycINFO

Newspaper Databases

Historical New York Times

Newspaper Source

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe

Other Recommended Online Sources

Dissertation Abstracts (Ask a librarian to access for you)

Grove Music Online

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library Jazz

Project Muse

Internet search ( Google )


The Electronic Journals (SFX) search option on the online catalog should be checked to ensure that Lovejoy Library has the particular journal issue needed. If the library doesn't have the journal you need, articles from the journal can be requested through Interlibrary Loan .

Music journals from 1990 through current issues are shelved on the second floor near the microforms and photocopying areas. Most pre-1990 issues are kept in storage and can be requested from the Circulation Desk for delivery usually within 24 hours. All are shelved alphabetically by title.


OTHER IMPORTANT REFERENCE SOURCES


Check the Reference Collection materials in the ML-MT call number ranges in the Music Listening Room. Of special note: Grove Music Online , the online version of the New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians , 2nd ed., 29 vols. (Music Ref. ML 100 .N48 2001). Other useful indexes are Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology (Ref. ML 128 .M8 A4), and the New York Times Index (Ref. AI 21.N45). E-books offer other research possibilities. Some e-books about music can be found in Credo Reference, Gale Virtual Reference , EBL and ebrary Perpetual Access Collection . The International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) is a source of more than 150,000 music scores (most of which are in the public domain) by nearly 7,000 composers.


Contact Therese Dickman (618-650-2695) or a Music Listening Room staff member (618-650-2685) if you have questions.

Therese Dickman's email : tdickma@siue.edu

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Prepared by Therese Dickman (rev. 1/11/2012)
© 2012 SIUE , Edwardsville, IL 62026