FE133-Politics and Music
Notes from Library Instruction Session: Music and Protest
Finding Music-Related Sources in the Seay Library (music) and Tutt Library
Use this resource to locate background information on specific types of music (search by the name of the composer if you know it, or by the genre of music). Contains good bibliographies and links to other Internet resources. Provides sources on classical music, ethnomusicology, opera, jazz, and much more…
The Harvard Dictionary of Music, edited by Randel (2003)
Ref. ML100 .H37 2003, Music Library;
ML100 .A64 2003 Tutt Library
A dictionary of music, with both brief and extensive explanation of terms. Some articles have bibliographies.
Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, centennial edition, edited by Slonimsky (emeritus) and Kuhn. (2001).
Ref. ML 105 .B16 2001 v.1-6 Music Library and Tutt Library
Short bios of composers, some including short lists of works and writings, including entries for jazz and pop composers.
For sound recordings, available 24/7, click on these titles on the page opened on the Streamed Music link above: American Song, Contemporary World Music, Database of Recorded American Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound. The Music Library also offers a huge variety of CDs of every genre.
Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Glossary, created by Virginia Tech Music Department/New Media Center.
A multimedia dictionary of music with sound files and musical examples.
Use this resource to gather citations to international journal articles, book reviews, etc, with a broad coverage of music topics. It’s especially strong in the music education field.
Use this link to find books with scholarly information about the kind of music in which you are interested. Try “keyword” searches first (separated by the word “and” – e.g. “funk and music”) and then click on “Prospector” to automatically repeat your search in all the major libraries in Colorado. You can request these books directly and they will usually come in three or four days.
Use these pages to find print and electronic sources about specific music topics, including popular to classical musics, the business of music, women in music, etc.
Use this page to locate fulltext articles and references to print articles that may or may not be in Tutt Library. Specialized subject indexes like Arts and Humanities Index have many references to scholarly articles.
You can find articles from many scholarly periodicals-music, too! Jstor does not cover the most recent three years of most journals.
These provide access to basic journal index and some full text resources. Subject coverage is general and broad. Shows CC holdings.
You can use this for its information on pop/rock groups. Some classical as well. Much information here.
Click on Performing Arts, Music to examine the available collections. May include sound examples, sheet music and text.
These are selected from the collections of Duke University.
A librarian’s choice of the best of the Web. Lots of annotated links to other sites.
You’ll find information on how to cite resources in your papers and projects.
Evaluation of Websites
I Found it on the Web – quick introduction to website evaluation, by Tutt librarians.
Evaluating Websites – an excellent examination presented by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Library.
Evaluating Information Found on the Internet – Another useful overview, created by a librarian at the Sheridan Libraries at John Hopkins Univeristy.