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This guide is intended to help you find both print and online music resources.
This guide is intended to help you find both print and online music resources. This guide is only a starting point for your research, it is not meant to be a comprehensive list of resources. If you need further assistance, please visit the Service Desk in the library or contact your librarian, April Sheppard, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SCHOLARLY OR NOT?
Scholarly and peer reviewed are your "academic" articles. These are the ones that deal directly with research, history, or theory. Most likely, your professor wants you to use these types of articles. These types of articles are written by scholars, experts in the field often associated with a university or an organization. Peer reviewed articles must also be approved by a group of scholars before being published to ensure that the research presented is factual and relevant. Not everyone can get peer reviewed.
Popular magazine articles are usually ones that you read for entertainment. These are usually the type of publications that you find at the grocery store checkout. Chances are if there's a celebrity on the cover, it's a popular magazine.
All books in the library are arranged by subject using the Library of Congress classification system for call numbers and subject headings.The call number for music begins with “M”. The basic breakdown is as follows:
M1 – M5000
ML1 – ML3930
Literature on Music
MT1 – MT960
Musical Instruction and Study
The numbers that follow these beginning letters relate to the narrower scope of the item. For example,the call numbers ML159 – ML3785 represents Blues (Music) – History and Criticism. An example of this is: Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come From: Lyrics and History (ML3521 .N63 2006).
Occasionally a totally different call number will appear. This means the item is about more than just music and higher importance was given to the other subject when the call number was assigned. For example, Watteau, Music, and Theater (N6883. W38 A4 2009) is more about art exhibits than music - but that doesn't mean it's not a good book for your topic!
Databases with green or partially green icons offer some level of free, full-text articles. In most cases, you must be affiliated with A-State to view the article or on the A-State campus. Some database offer a "pay-per-view" service where you can buy an article not available for free and have immediate access. If you do not need immediate access to the article, you may also request it through Interlibrary Loan for free. Articles requested through Interlibrary Loan can take 2-5 business days to come in, depending on the lending library. You can also digital scans from our physical collection through Digital Delivery.
Mostly full-text, broad subject database with strong coverage in many subject areas.
Peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes. The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.
Cross-search all Alexander Street collections:
American History in Video, Classical Music in Video, Music Online: American Song, Music Online: Contemporary World Music, Music Online: Jazz Music Library, The PBS Video Collection, World History in Video
Features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies. It is designed to complement the following indexes: ABM, Avery, BHA, BHI, DAAI, Index Islamicus, MLA, Philosopher's Index and RILM.
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. The database emphasizes full-text content for publications included in the Wilson Art Index and RILM bibliography.
The largest online library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. IPA Source was developed to benefit singers, teachers, and all those interested in the correct and knowledgeable performance of vocal literature.
IPA Source offers texts to works for the solo voice in Latin, Italian, German, French, Spanish, and English. Our guiding principle is to offer great depth of literature in each language before adding new "singing" languages.
The Met Opera on Demand Database provides access to nearly 700 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances, spanning more than 80 years of broadcast history. Note: 5 simultaneous users at one time can use this resource.
combines audio and video that spans all time periods, hundreds of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles to provide an unparalleled learning environment for the teaching of music.
This collection includes a wide variety of works such as historical plays, melodramas, political satires, minstrel shows, comic operas, musical extravaganzas, parlor entertainments, adaptations of novels, and many others.