Music 203

ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS:

Barber Library’s online encyclopedias can provide wonderful information for your music topic.   You can use these links or get to all of these from the COCC Library webpage. Look for the Encyclopedias and more link (you’ll see the globe icon) and then click on Encyclopedias.  Here’s some direct links to several of our online encyclopedias that are going to cover music from specific countries or music as a cultural product.

Oxford Music Online

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World

Music in American Life

Here are some general collections of online encyclopedias that may also be useful:

Credo Reference Online

Gale Reference Online

Explore some other options for locating background information at COCC’s collection of online encyclopedias at
http://www.cocc.edu/Library/reference/


USE JOURNAL ARTICLE  DATABASES FOR ARTICLES:

Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Get to the COCC Library Databases webpage.

SPECIFIC DATABASES  PARTICULARLY APPROPRIATE FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT

Academic Search Premier

MasterFile Premier


TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Journal Article Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available

  • use ” ” for phrases
    example: “celtic music*”

  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation).
    example: communit*

  • use boolean commands
    example: music AND communit*

    example: (art* OR music*) AND communit*

  • searches can be specific

  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen.

  • other articles  may be ordered via inter-library loan.


RECORDINGS

For streaming recordings (primarily classical), try this:

NAXOS 


CITATION FORMAT

http://www.cocc.edu/library/citations/


HELP IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE!

Need help finding some information?  Are you new to databases and want to find an article?  Do you need help printing a document?  The LIBRARY INFORMATION DESK on the main floor of the library is the place to go when you have a question!  Here’s Barber Library’s open hours.

You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the
Library webpage.


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