Music Library and Research Skills

Music Library and Research Skills

by Jane Gottlieb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131584340

ISBN-13: 9780131584341

Pub. Date: 08/29/2008

Publisher: Pearson

Music Library and Research Skills introduces concepts of music research through an understanding of the tools that provide information about music: what types of sources exist, how they are arranged, and how they may best be used to undertake research.

All types of music reference sources are covered, and each chapter includes a narrative discussion about

Overview

Music Library and Research Skills introduces concepts of music research through an understanding of the tools that provide information about music: what types of sources exist, how they are arranged, and how they may best be used to undertake research.

All types of music reference sources are covered, and each chapter includes a narrative discussion about the sources along with listings of selected titles. Music Library and Research Skills is broadly inclusive in its subject matter, with coverage of popular music, jazz, and world music sources as well as sources on western art music.

The book is filled with examples, or "real-life scenarios" that demonstrate use and relevance of selected tools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131584341
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/29/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface

CHAPTER 1 Libraries and the Universe of Information on Music
Overview
Rules for Successful Music Library Users
Types of Libraries and Selected Listings
Tips on Searching Library Catalogs
Bibliographic Style and Style Manuals
Using the Internet for Music Research

CHAPTER 2 Bibliographies of Music Literature
Overview
A: Bibliographies of Bibliographies and Guides to the Literature about Music
B: Bibliographies of Music Literature: Format-Specific Sources
C: Bibliographies of Music Literature: Subject-Specific Sources
D: Bibliographies of Music Literature: Indexes

CHAPTER 3 Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Overview and Chronological Survey of Music Dictionaries
Encyclopedic Sources, Concise Dictionaries, Terminological Sources, Biographical Sources
Special Subject Sources
Titles, AKAs, and Cross-References

CHAPTER 4 Composers, Performers, and Composer-Performers: Selected Bibliographic and Dictionary Sources

CHAPTER 5 Histories of Music and Related Subjects
Introduction
Historiography of Music and Landmark Music Histories
Musicology
Ethnomusicology
Popular Music Studies
Jazz Research
German Musicologists in Perspective
Teaching of Music History and Music History Textbooks
Specific Music Histories Published since 1990
Source Readings
Oral History
Music Iconography
Organology
Chronologies and Calendars
Biographies

CHAPTER 6 Periodicals, Periodical Indexes, and Databases
Introduction
Selected Music Periodical Titles
Music Periodical Indexes and Databases

CHAPTER 7 Discographies
Introduction: Discographic Tools and the History of Recording
Specific Discographies
About Recordings: A Select Bibliography

CHAPTER 8 From Manuscript to Printed Edition
Introduction
Manuscript Sources and RISM
Bibliographies of Early Music (Music before 1800)
Music Printing and Publishing
Music Printing and Publishing: A Selected Bibliography
Chronology of Printing, Publishing, and Copyright: Landmarks
Types of Editions and the Process of Editing
Editing and Editions: A Selected Bibliography
Study of Manuscripts via Surrogates: Facsimiles, Microfilm, and Digital Copies
Copyright
Performing Rights Societies

CHAPTER 9 Bibliographies of Music
Introduction
Bibliographies of Music and Indexes
Musical Settings of Poets and Writers
Regional Bibliographies and Other Specialized Tools
Resources for Locating Music Publishers

CHAPTER 10 Composer Thematic Catalogs
Introduction
Composer Thematic Catalogs

CHAPTER 11 Text Translations and Guides to Pronunciation
Introduction
Selected Sources

CHAPTER 12 Resources for Careers in Music and Other Miscellaneous Tools
Introduction
Directories
Funding Resources and Grants
Business and Legal Resources
Careers in Music
Travel Guides and Gazetters

Selected Glossary of German Terms
Selected Glossary of Bibliographic Terms and Abbreviations
Index

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