A Guide to Library Research in Music

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Scarecrow Press, 2008 - Education - 274 pages
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A Guide to Library Research in Music introduces the process and techniques for researching and writing about music. This informative textbook provides concrete examples of different types of writing, offering a thorough introduction to music literature. It clearly describes various information-searching techniques and library-based organizational systems and introduces the array of music resources available. Pauline Shaw Bayne has cleanly organized the material in three succinct parts, allowing for three independent tracks of study. Part I treats essentials of the research process. It explains starting point resources like library catalogs, dictionaries, and bibliographies; addresses scholarly documentation, the use of style manuals, and basics of copyright; and provides samples of common written research products. Part 2 develops skills and strategies for library and Internet-based research, describing database structures and library catalogs, subject searching in catalogs and journal indexes, keyword searching techniques, related-record searching and citation databases, and the use of experts, the Internet, and thematic catalogs. In Part 3, Bayne describes music uniform titles and select resources that follow the organization of a music library, such as score collections, books and journals in music literature, and music teaching publications. Each chapter concludes with learning exercises to aid the students' concept application and skill development. Appendixes provide short cuts to specific topics in library organizational systems, including Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification. The concluding bibliography provides a quick overview of music literature and resources, emphasizing electronic and print publications since 2000, but including standard references that all music researchers should know.
 

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Contents

The Research Process
5
Topic Development
6
12 GatheringEvaluation Stage
8
13 Writing Stage
9
StartingPoint Resources Reference Books
13
21 Bibliographies of the Discipline
14
A Union Catalog
15
StartingPoint Resources Journals
21
122 Boolean Searching
141
123 Refining a Boolean Search
142
124 The Advanced Boolean Keyword Search
145
The Metasearch
147
126 Plan and Implement a Database Search
148
RelatedRecord Searching and Citation Indexes
155
132 Citation Indexes
156
133 RelatedRecord Searches in Citation Indexes
158

ML128P
23
33 Indexes to Journals and Other Current Literature
24
Starting Point Resources Bibliographies
31
41 Definitions and Types of Bibliographies
32
42 How to Find Bibliographies
33
43 Bibliographies in Databases for Music
35
44 Bibliographies in Multidiscipline Databases
36
A Case Study
47
52 Preliminary Thesis Statement
50
53 Working Thesis Statement
51
Scholarly Writing
53
Bibliographies and Notes
54
62 Citation Basics
55
63 Style Guides for Writing about Music
58
Writing Samples
67
71 Recommended Readings for Music Research Reports
68
73 Literature Review or Bibliographic Essay
72
74 Annotated Bibliography
78
75 Research Paper or Recital Paper
81
76 Reviews
82
77 Thesis or Dissertation
85
How To Discover and Use Resources
91
Browsing as a Discovery Strategy
95
82 The Library of Congress Classification System
96
83 Where to Browse
98
84 How to Browse Effectively
100
Databases Structured for Searching
103
92 Library Catalog Databases
105
93 Field Searching in Library Catalogs
106
94 Using the Uniform Title Field
109
95 Field Searching in Journal Index Databases
113
Subject Searching in Library Catalogs Controlled Vocabulary
117
101 Using the Library of Congress Subject Headings LCSH in Print
118
102 Using Library of Congress Subject Headings in an Online Catalog
123
103 LC Subject Headings for Musical Compositions
125
104 When to Use ControlledVocabulary Searching
127
Subject Searching in Indexes and Abstracts
131
111 Music Index Online Harmonie Park Press
132
112 International Index to Music Periodicals IIMP or IIMP Full Text
134
113 RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
136
Keyword Searching
139
Other Discovery Methods Experts and the Internet
161
ML1218
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143 What Is the Internet?
164
145 Metasearch Engines
165
146 Subject Directories or Subject Trees
166
147 The Deep Web
167
148 Digital Libraries
168
149 Evaluating Internet Resources
169
Using Thematic Catalogs
173
151 Uses beyond Identification of a Composition
174
152 Value of Thematic Catalog Numbers
175
153 Building Vocabulary
176
Resources The Literature of Music
179
M The MusicScores and Recordings
183
162 Musical Editions
184
163 Critical Editions M1M31 and Their Indexes
185
164 Performing Editions
187
165 Sound Recordings
191
ML Music Literature
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172 Music History and Chronology
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173 Biographies
199
174 Performance Practice
201
ML and MT
202
ML and MT
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ML and MT
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178 Program and Dance Music
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179 Popular and National Music
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ML38003920
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MT Instruction and Study
209
Music Education MT1
210
184 PedagogyIndividual Instruments Voice Ensembles
211
Form Subdivisions A Selective List from the Library of Congress Subject Headings
213
Outline of the Library of Congress MClass
217
Topical Guide to Music in the Library of Congress Classification
223
Bibliographies by Topic in ML128
235
Bibliography
239
AuthorTitle Index
259
Subject Index
271
About the Author
275
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Pauline Shaw Bayne is assistant dean of libraries at the University of Tennessee and teaches the graduate course in Music Bibliography at the School of Music at Tennessee.