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. 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.
Pauline Shaw Bayne is assistant dean of libraries at the University of Tennessee and teaches the graduate course in Music Bibliography at the School of Music at Tennessee.
Part 1 Dedication Part 2 List of Figures Part 3 Preface Part 4 Part 1. The Short Course: Music Research and Writing Chapter 5 1. The Research Process Chapter 6 2. Starting-Point Resources: Reference Books Chapter 7 3. Starting-Point Resources: Journals Chapter 8 4. Starting-Point Resources: Bibliographies Chapter 9 5. A Case Study Chapter 10 6. Scholarly Writing Chapter 11 7. Writing Samples Part 12 Part 2. How to Discover and Use Resources Chapter 13 8. Browsing as a Discovery Strategy Chapter 14 9. Databases: Structured for Searching Chapter 15 10. Subject Searching in Library Catalogs: Controlled Vocabulary Chapter 16 11. Subject Searching in Indexes and Abstracts Chapter 17 12. Keyword Searching Chapter 18 13. Related-Record Searching and Citation Indexes Chapter 19 14. Other Discovery Methods: Experts and the Internet Chapter 20 15. Using Thematic Catalogs Part 21 Part 3. Resources: The Literature of Music Chapter 22 16. M: The Music-Scores and Recordings Chapter 23 17. ML: Music Literature Chapter 24 18: MT: Instruction and Study Part 25 Appendix 1. Form Subdivisions: A Selective List from the Library of Congress Subject Headings Part 26 Appendix 2. Outline of the Library of Congress M-Class Part 27 Appendix 3. Topical Guide to Music in the Library of Congress Classification Part 28 Appendix 4. Bibliographies by Topic in ML128 Part 29 Bibliography Part 30 Subject Index Part 31 Author-Title Index