A Guide to Library Research in Music

A Guide to Library Research in Music

by Pauline Shaw Bayne
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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. 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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Fontes Artis Musicae
Ambitious and concisely written, A Guide to Library Research in Music will undoubtedly be a valuable resource for music librarians and music scholars in need of updating their knowledge; a worthwhile preparation tool for music graduate students who will be tested on music resources or source studies; and a helpful instruction guide for educators teaching music research and/or music information literacy.
Australian Library Journal
A Guide to Library Research in Music will be an important addition to the collections of music libraries and university libraries, as well as being essential reading for any student anticipating or embarking on postgraduate music research and for the reference and collection development librarians working to support them.

(Online Blog) Robinson Music Library
Pauline Shaw Bayne provides a comprehensive manual on the intricacies of research methods and information tools in the field of music. June 19, 2009
June 2009 Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
Teachers of music research classes and students or scholars who are learning, honing, or updating research skills have an urgent need for excellent and current sources, and this book fits those criteria. Bayne gives a masterful overview of present-day serious music research, and astutely acknowledges the vital importance of online resources early on. Bayne's book has extensive material specifically designed to help students. Any librarian who helps patrons do advanced research in a music library will perceive the extensive music reference experience that guided the author.
May 2009 American Reference Books Annual
A work for students of music history and theory and those pursuing public or private music teaching and performance....Useful in any academic or special library with a large music focus.
June 2009 Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
Teachers of music research classes and students or scholars who are learning, honing, or updating research skills have an urgent need for excellent and current sources, and this book fits those criteria. Bayne gives a masterful overview of present-day serious music research, and astutely acknowledges the vital importance of online resources early on. Bayne's book has extensive material specifically designed to help students. Any librarian who helps patrons do advanced research in a music library will perceive the extensive music reference experience that guided the author.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461655817
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/18/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
290
File size:
2 MB

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