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TO FIND BOOKS:
THE ONLINE AND CARD CATALOGS
The ILLINET Online (IO) or subject card catalogs are used to find books about a particular person or subject. Some general subject headings for music are:
|Dance Music||Music Biography||Opera|
|Jazz||Music History and Criticism||Popular Music|
|Music--Instruction and Study||Music--Performance|
To find other headings, you can search in the IO catalog using the browse subject command option. Of course, you can still look in the Library of Congress Subject Heading List (on a stand across from the Reference Desk). If a heading is listed there in bold type or with a "sa" (see also) abbreviation preceding it, you may find it in the subject catalog.
To locate books beyond those in the IO catalog, search WorldCat. This online catalog provides citations to books and other materials in nearly 40,000 libraries in 76 countries.
TO FIND ARTICLES IN JOURNALS AND NEWSPAPERS
The following online databases cover the field of music:
*IIMP (Int'l Index to Music Periodicals)
Other Recommended Online Sources
(Ask a librarian to access for you)
Internet Search (Google)
* - Includes some full-text articles
Music journals from 1980 through current issues are shelved on the second floor near the microforms and photocopying areas. Most pre-1980 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. 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).
Contact Therese Dickman (618-650-2695) or a
Music Listening Room staff
member (618-650-2685) if you have questions.
Therese Dickman's homepage: (http://www.siue.edu/~tdickma)
Lovejoy Library Homepage (http://www.library.siue.edu)
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