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Resources and tips for your music dissertation or project


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Resources, search tips and advice on planning and managing your literature search.

Resources, search tips and advice on planning and managing your literature search.

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    • 1. Resources and tips for your Music dissertation/project Lucy Keating
    • 2. Resources to help you Books: print and electronic Articles and papers Other libraries Social media Audio- visual materials
    • 3. Explore and discover with LibrarySearch Books, articles and much, much more Full & mobile views
    • 4. Our subject guides are packed with resources, news and guidance
    • 5. Library Search? Subject guide?
    • 6. Audio materials and scores Music Online Listening/viewing facilities in the library CDs, DVDs, LPs, microforms in ‘media room’ on Level 4 Scores on Level 4 with books
    • 7. (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Your literature search needs to be thorough…. …but selective
    • 8. Plan Narrow down Broaden Evaluate Keep ahead Keep on track Explorer Hop on board at the Dissertation Station!
    • 9. Found too much? Search a more specialised resource Apply limits (date, genre etc) Combine terms with ‘AND’ More specific search terms
    • 10. Can’t find enough? Search a less specialised resource Truncate your search terms Combine terms with ‘OR’ Use different search terms Flickr Commons/US National Archives
    • 11. Recipe for success! Keep refining Narrow down Start broad
    • 12. Maybe you’re looking in the wrong place altogether? Or perhaps it doesn’t exist at all? Top picture: Flickr Commons/LSE Library
    • 13. Keeping ahead Alerts Citation searching Social media Flickr Commons: US National Archives; San Diego Air and Space Museum
    • 14. SCONUL access scheme allows access to many other academic libraries Northumbria, Durham, City Library, Lit and Phil… Inter library loans – for items we don’t have in stock Search other library catalogues online Beyond our library…..
    • 15. Can't find the books you need for your research? All copies out on loan? Use ‘Books on Time’ to recommend a book
    • 16. How will you manage your references? Flickr: (CC-BY-2.0) and (CC -BY-2.0-NC-SA)
    • 17. A better option…. Store and organise references Import references from databases Enter references manually Transfer references into Word Create bibliographies and footnotes Various styles possible
    • 18. Endnote - need to know Where • On campus clusters • Off-campus via What • vX7 (compatible with Word 2007 and 2010) Help • Online Guide • Workshops and surgeries • Email help
    • 19. Things to do now…. Dissertation Station Look through your library guide and dissertation station Literature search proforma will help you plan your search Read through ‘Final Chapter’ toolkit
    • 20. @ncllibarts NULibraries newcastleunilibrary