GOAL: Learn to A) breakdown concepts and B) use “AND”. First, ask the students to do a search in the library catalog, without telling what to do. They will most likely enter the entire phrase “teaching music in kindergarten” as keywords. 3 results. Tell them it’s different to search in the library catalog than in Google. Ask the students to breakdown into concepts; Introduce “AND” and * Do a simple search together with students in the Library’s catalog. 12 results
GOAL: Learn how to A) use truncation and B) limit material type.
Beware of variant spelling of genre and names. Use truncations! Ask students whether they know of other composers for whom truncations can be used, e.g. Tchaikovsk*, Rachmanino*
GOAL: Identify synonyms. First, ask students to identify the main concepts here. Tell them to do the search in the library catalogue, i.e. music and business and job. 11 results Then, help them develop synonyms. Modify the search with the synonyms added. Include a truncation. Introduce the use of “OR” for synonyms. 37 results
After demonstrating how to play a track, you will very soon hear some music playing. That means, you have achieved your learning outcome. Also show students where to get liner notes, info about performers / recordings.
GOAL: Understand the reference nature of Oxford Music Online
Exercise: Find me The nickname, key, and opus number of Beethoven’s symphony no. 3 The year of birth and death of Beethoven, and the country where he was born.
GOAL: Learn how to use IIMP and how to evaluate irrelevant hits, e.g. reviews. Do this exercise with students. 1. Enter “music therapy and cancer” to initiate a simple search. 2. After the initial search, there are a total of 230 results. Note that you will find obituaries (#10) and book reviews (#23) in the result list. 3. Now, limit the result to “Peer-reviewed articles only” and “Excluded reviews”. There should only be 99 articles found. 4. You can also limit it to music therapy for children with cancer (add “child* or kid* -> 67 articles found) . 5. Show also how WebBridge works.
A simple keyword search music therapy and cancer* will yield 230 results.
GOAL: Learn how to evaluate results. Let’s look for irrelevant hits. #10: obituary
GOAL: Learn how to limit a search in IIMP
1) Refine the search by adding another concept. -> 287 results 2) Click on “HTML Full Text” to show full text. 3) Add 2 articles to folder, and show how to send them via email.
GOAL: Learn how to read a citation and the elements in it. Is this an article or a book? How to identify?
Different citation style. But is it an article or a book title?
LIBRARY WORKSHOP Master of Arts in Music September 2010
Citation: Hamann, Donald L., and Robert Anthony Gillespie. "Strategies for Teaching Strings: Building a Successful String and Orchestra Program." MUSIC EDUCATORS JOURNAL 91 (2009): 60. (MLA Style) Journal name Page no. Issue no. Pub. yr. Article title Authors