Guide To Library Research In Music

Guide To Library Research In Music

by Pauline Shaw Bayne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810862115

ISBN-13: 9780810862111

Pub. Date: 10/28/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810862111
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Dedication Part 2 List of Figures Part 3 Preface Part 4 Part 1. The Short Course: Music Research and Writing Chapter 5 1. The Research Process Chapter 6 2. Starting-Point Resources: Reference Books Chapter 7 3. Starting-Point Resources: Journals Chapter 8 4. Starting-Point Resources: Bibliographies Chapter 9 5. A Case Study Chapter 10 6. Scholarly Writing Chapter 11 7. Writing Samples Part 12 Part 2. How to Discover and Use Resources Chapter 13 8. Browsing as a Discovery Strategy Chapter 14 9. Databases: Structured for Searching Chapter 15 10. Subject Searching in Library Catalogs: Controlled Vocabulary Chapter 16 11. Subject Searching in Indexes and Abstracts Chapter 17 12. Keyword Searching Chapter 18 13. Related-Record Searching and Citation Indexes Chapter 19 14. Other Discovery Methods: Experts and the Internet Chapter 20 15. Using Thematic Catalogs Part 21 Part 3. Resources: The Literature of Music Chapter 22 16. M: The Music—Scores and Recordings Chapter 23 17. ML: Music Literature Chapter 24 18: MT: Instruction and Study Part 25 Appendix 1. Form Subdivisions: A Selective List from the Library of Congress Subject Headings Part 26 Appendix 2. Outline of the Library of Congress M-Class Part 27 Appendix 3. Topical Guide to Music in the Library of Congress Classification Part 28 Appendix 4. Bibliographies by Topic in ML128 Part 29 Bibliography Part 30 Subject Index Part 31 Author-Title Index

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