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Music Library and Research Skills is a complete guide for music majors for researching and completing a paper. It encompasses all the latest technologies and resources, providing not only annotated listings of key items but also informative "how to" side bars and "real life" stories to guide the student. All music majors are required to take a research methods course and this book, by the Vice President and Head Librarian of the Juilliard School, will set a new standard for the course.
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"As mentioned earlier in this review, in light of my own evolving path as librarian, educator, and scholar, Music Library and Research Skills is a welcome guide and companion in this journey, and will go far to address the needs of my students as we chart our future course at the ‘‘New American University.’’

- Christopher E. Mehrens, Head, Music Library, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Mehrens, Christopher E.(2009)'Music Library and Research Skills',Music Reference Services Quarterly,12:1,55 —59


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131584341
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/29/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Gottlieb has been teaching music bibliography classes to graduate level music performers for more than 25 years: first at Mannes College of Music, and, since 1987, to Doctor of Musical Arts candidates at The Juilliard School. She is currently the Vice President for Library and Information Resources at The Juilliard School.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Libraries and the Universe of Information on Music

· Overview

· Roles 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

· Some Basic Rules for Music Research on the Internet

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 (Grove, MGG, Basso), 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: Selected Bibliography

Music Printing and Publishing: Selected Studies of Specific Printers/Publishers

Chronology of Printing, Publishing, and Copyright: Landmarks

· Types of Editions and the Process of Editing

Types of Editions

The Process of Editing

Editing and Editions: A Selected Bibliography

· Study of Manuscripts via Surrogates: Facsimiles, Microfilm, and Digital Copies

· Copyright

Copyright: A Selected Bibliography

· 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

· Resources for Careers in Music and other Miscellaneous Tools

· Directories

· Funding Resources and Grants

· Business and Legal Resources: A Selected List

· Career Guides: A Selected List

· Travel Guides and Gazetteers

Glossary of German Terms

Selected Glossary of Bibliographic Terms and Abbreviations


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