Music Research A Handbook

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-25
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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This text is designed to help music students become familiar with and use the many research tools available to them. The content is arranged by type of research tool (e.g., encyclopedias, periodical indexes, discographies) and includes a general statement about the uses of each tool and anannotated bibliography that points out their purpose, scope, strengths, and weaknesses. Covering both print and electronic resources, the text does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather guides students to the major research tools in music. A companion Web site maintained by the author helps keepthe material up to date.Intended primarily for music bibliography classes taken by almost all students entering graduate music programs, the text is also a useful supplement for any undergraduate or graduate class in music that requires students to do library research or write a research paper.

Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsPart One. Research Tools1. Guides to the Research Process and Research Tools2. Comprehensive Music Encyclopedias and Dictionaries3. Special Encyclopedias and Dictionaries4. Finding Music Materials in Library Catalogs5. Periodical Indexes for Music6. Indexes to Music Dissertations, Theses, Conference Papers, and Festschriften7. Indexes to Music in Composer's Complete Works, Historical Sets and Musical Monuments, and Anthologies8. Finding and Using Thematic Catalogs9. Music Histories, Source Readings, and Chronologies10. Bibliographies of Music and Music Literature11. Discographies12. Music Iconographies13. Music Directories14. Internet Resources for MusicPart Two. Writing, Style Manuals, and Citation15. Writing16. Style Manuals and Citation of SourcesAppendixesA. Library of Congress Class MB. Searching TipsC. Twenty-Five Composers Included as Examples in this TextD. Chicago Manual of Style at Your FingertipsE. American Psychological Association Style at Your FingertipsF. Modern Language Association Style at Your FingertipsGlossaryIndex

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