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  • 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 for MA Music

    1. 1. LIBRARY WORKSHOP Master of Arts in Music September 2010
    2. 2. Library Catalog Library Catalog : Books Multimedia Journal titles Databases : Journal articles Newspaper articles Theses
    3. 3. Search Tip (1) <ul><li>Key terms </li></ul>music teaching kindergarten Teaching music in kindergarten and and teach * music kindergarten Connect the keywords with AND
    4. 4. Search Tip (2) <ul><li>Truncation Mozart’s piano concerto K. 595 </li></ul>Keyword search with truncation * e.g. Concert *
    5. 5. <ul><li>Warning for variant spellings!!! </li></ul>Search Tip (2) Prokofiev = Prokofie v or Prokofie ff Sonata = Sonatas or Sonate or Sonaten or Sonatina Use truncation: Sonat * Use truncation: Prokofie *
    6. 6. Search Tip (3) <ul><li>Synonyms </li></ul>music music and job * career business business and Job Music Business job * or career ( ) Finding a job in the music business
    7. 7. Other E-Resources <ul><li>Naxos Music Library </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to music online </li></ul><ul><li>Access from home </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive collection of classical music </li></ul>
    8. 8.  magic flute overture
    9. 9. Other E-Resources <ul><li>Oxford Music Online </li></ul><ul><li>Great reference tool, includes </li></ul><ul><li>- Grove Music Online </li></ul><ul><li>- Oxford Dictionary of Music </li></ul><ul><li>- Oxford Companion to Music </li></ul><ul><li>- Encyclopedia of Popular Music </li></ul><ul><li>Contents: </li></ul><ul><li>- composer’s / biography </li></ul><ul><li>- style & analysis, terms </li></ul><ul><li>- list of works </li></ul><ul><li>- bibliography for extended reading </li></ul>
    10. 10. Beethoven
    11. 11. Electronic Databases <ul><li>Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>- Find books, journal titles, scores, multimedia materials (CDs, DVDs…) </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Databases </li></ul><ul><li>- Find individual essays / articles written inside journals </li></ul>Electronic databases Library Catalog VS. Electronic Databases?
    12. 12. Electronic Databases <ul><li>International Index to Music Periodicals (Fulltext) </li></ul><ul><li>Music Index Online </li></ul><ul><li>RILM Abstracts of Music Literature </li></ul>Databases : journal articles <ul><li>Academic Search Premier </li></ul><ul><li>ERIC </li></ul><ul><li>ProQuest Dissertations & Theses </li></ul><ul><li>China Journal Net 中國期刊網全文數據庫 </li></ul>
    13. 13. Electronic Databases MUS7260 Library Guide! Loads of resources, chat reference, discussion forum…
    14. 14. Sample Search 1 music cancer cancer patients music therapy and cancer music music therapy How does music help cancer patients?
    15. 15. Too many results? Make sure you evaluate them! music therapy and cancer
    16. 16. Obituary = Death announcement! (irrelevant result) This is a book review only! (irrelevant result)
    17. 17. music therapy and cancer Ways to limit your search
    18. 18. Sample Search 2 Music education for children
    19. 19. Too many results? Consider narrowing down your topic by adding another element. and compo*
    20. 20. How to Locate an Item? <ul><li>Current (1-2 yrs): 2/F </li></ul><ul><li>Old (>2 yrs): check call no. to locate the floor </li></ul>Citation: Mullins, S. (2003). Adventures with music. The instrumentalist, 57, 19-21. (APA Style) Journal name Page no. Issue no. Article title Authors Pub. Yr.
    21. 21. How to Locate an Item? <ul><li>Current (1-2 yrs) : 2/F </li></ul><ul><li>Old (>2 yrs) : check call no. </li></ul>Citation: Hamann, Donald L., and Robert Anthony Gillespie. &quot;Strategies for Teaching Strings: Building a Successful String and Orchestra Program.&quot; MUSIC EDUCATORS JOURNAL 91 (2009): 60. (MLA Style) Journal name Page no. Issue no. Pub. yr. Article title Authors
    22. 22. Article Finder <ul><li>Help you quickly locate the specific full-text article!! </li></ul>Just enter the citation details & it will take you directly to the full-text article if the Library has it. It’s EASY!
    23. 23. Services & Facilities <ul><li>Login to access databases remotely from home </li></ul><ul><li>Online renewal… and more </li></ul>
    24. 24. Help? Katie Lai Music Liaison Librarian MUS7260 LibGuideS Ask @ the Reference Desk Call @ 3411-7363 Email @ Ask a Librarian