Music Library and Research Skills

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9780415971614: Music Library and Research Skills
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Music Library and Research Skills provides an introductory text designed for courses in music research, methodology, and librarianship. Written by Jane Gottlieb, Vice President for Library and Information Resources at the Juilliard School and past president of the Music Library Association, the book is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts in how to conduct research in music. This book combines both a basic source list of key reference materials that every music student should know along with specific instruction in how to evaluate and use these resources. Following an introduction giving an overview of the universe of information available on music, the book then traces the research process, from choosing a topic to using books--from bibliographies to discographies, histories, and thematic catalogs--and periodicals, web sites, CD-ROM, and other information resources. The book concludes by showing the student how to synthesize what the research process has produced into a final paper. Intwo appendices, the book offers a select glossary of terms for research and non-English language terms commonly found in music research tools.

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Jane Gottlieb is Vice President of Library and Information Resources at The Juilliard School and the Director of the school's C.V. Starr Doctoral Program.


"Gottlieb's text is a very good and concise overview of the many facets and types of music resources and research tools. It is a practical and pragmatic resource for a variety of music students."
--Jann Cosart, Baylor University

"Music Library and Research Skills covers all of the important resources for music research. The text's brief introductory sections place the resources in context and describe their significance. Particular advantages include: the book's practical emphasis found in the use of real-life scenarios; the brief suggestions for use of resources within the overall research process; and the various hints contained in boxes.
--Judith Bowman, Duquesne University

"The organization is clearer, annotations superior, and level of intellectual engagement deeper in Gottlieb's text than other works. I would recommend it."
--Jay Bulen, Truman State University

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