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5.3 Working Thesis Statement
6.1 Scholarly Documentation: Bibliographies and Notes
6.2 Citation Basics
6.3 Style Guides for Writing about Music
6.4 Copyright
7.1 Recommended Readings for Music Research Reports
7.2 Program Notes
7.3 Literature Review or Bibliographic Essay
7.4 Annotated Bibliography
7.5 Research Paper or Recital Paper
7.6 Reviews
7.7 Thesis or Dissertation
8.1 Why Browse?
8.2 The Library of Congress Classification System
8.3 Where to Browse
8.4 How to Browse Effectively
9.1 Database Structure
9.2 Library Catalog Databases
9.3 Field Searching in Library Catalogs
9.4 Using the Uniform Title Field
9.5 Field Searching in Journal Index Databases
Subject Searching in Library Catalogs: Controlled Vocabulary
10.1 Using the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) in Print
10.4 When to Use Controlled-Vocabulary Searching
11.2 International Index to Music Periodicals (liMP) or liMP Full Text
11.3 RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
12.1 What Is Keyword Searching?
12.2 Boolean Searching
12.3 Refining a Boolean Search
12.4 The Advanced Boolean Keyword Search
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A Guide to Library Research in Music

A Guide to Library Research in Music

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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.
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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