Research Strategy Seven Steps of the Research Process Amended with permission by the Librarians at the Olin and Uris Libraries of Cornell UniversitySTEP 1: IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPICSTEP 2: FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATIONSTEP 3:USE DATABASES TO FIND PERIODICAL ARTICLES*STEP 4: FIND INTERNET RESOURCESSTEP 5: EVALUATE WHAT YOU FINDSTEP 6: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHERSTEP 7: CITE WHAT YOU FIND
Research Tools• Catalogs – for locating books, maps, musical scores, govt. documents, etc.• Databases – usually for locating magazine and newspaper articles, but may cover other materials as well• Internet – Librarian vetted sites or sites which have been critically evaluated
Major Types of Searching by Concept- Keyword• Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents)• Does not require an exact match• Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise)• Good if you are not familiar with terminology
Major Types of Searches by Concept- Subject• Looks in one place – subject• Usually requires an exact match between your term and a pre-set list of terms• Precise• Can be used after keyword search has identified specific subjects
Libraries at ONU • Heterick Memorial•Taggert Law LibraryLibrary•Library for Lawschool, accessibl • Undergraduate Library, accessiblee to all to all
ONU ID is Library card EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
Catalogs• Is the gateway to it all!!!• It’s always best to begin at Heterick and then work your way through the options. •Materials at Heterick and Law Library •Basically all materials except periodical articles •Books •AV’s •Govt. documents •Maps •Music Scores Ca. 400,000 items
Reference Databases for Music Majors•Classical Music Library•Naxos Music Library, Jazz•New Groves•RILM abstracts of music literature
Music Databases is the worlds first streaming classical music service for libraries that enables listening and learning at library and home computers. This database enables you to listen to classical music from the comfort of your own computer.. Information about the composer is often provided.
Music DatabasesNaxos claims to be the worlds largest classical musiclistening service containing over 75,000 tracks of music.It contains much more than just classical music as a lookat the homepage will reveal. Note that it also covers jazz,film scores, new age, and even Chinese music amongother genre.
Music Databases RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is an international bibliography of scholarly writings on music and related disciplines. RILM provides a broad, international coverage and concise abstracts.All scholarly works are indexed:articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, films and videos, iconographies, critical commentaries tocomplete works, ethnographic recordings, conference