Information Literacy - Music Postgraduates Ronan Madden (Arts & Humanities Librarian) 29/09/11
Topics 1 Basics: Library resources, catalogue, website 2. Journals and e-journals: - what they are, how to source a journal article 3. Resource discovery using electronic databases: full-text and bibliographic: Boolean searching, fields, etc. 4. Further Resources: online reference, theses etc. 5. Off-campus access to e-resources
Future Session? - How to use the web effectively e.g. advanced searching, Google Scholar, alternative search engines, gateways, RSS, social bookmarking - Evaluating web and other information resources for quality - Getting started with a literature search
Music in the Boole Library Books, journals, theses, scores etc Online databases and e-journals Music Collection: - Music Online database (and watch out for Naxos) - CDs: only590 titles - Vinyl: 3000 approx - Cassettes: 467 music titles - Scores/sheet music Audio-visual material DVDs (1628 titles), VHS (2407 titles) Blu-ray: (27 titles so far) Q+3 Multimedia area -View DVD, Blu-ray and VHS, listen to vinyl -Access audio and visual material from the web Special collections & archives
Library Web Site N.B.
How do I?
Study & Research Help
Subject Portal Starting point for relevant library & web material - databases - journals - websites See ‘Music’ subject portal
Catalogue: Tips Title searches must be word-perfect For keyword searches, you can ‘modify search’ e.g. material type ‘Video/DVD’ Consider synonyms, American spelling Use the ‘bag’to export records Use ‘My Library Account’ to request books on loan, to see your reading history and to access e-resources from home If not in UCC Library: - Inter-library loan - Visit another library e.g. Cork PAL - Try Google books, Internet Archive Text or other free resources
Journals Periodicals, published continuously Contain new research, cutting-edge Available in print and/or electronic (30,000+ e-journals in UCC) ‘Peer-reviewed’/‘refereed’ – academic journals Peer review/Refereed/Juried: ‘The process by which an academic journal passes a paper submitted for publication to independent experts for comments on it’s suitability and worth; refereeing’. Accepted/rejected: contribution to the field/new ideas, bias/conflicts of interest, suitability for journal
Other Periodicals Popular Magazines: (articles written by journalists) - Newspapers - Substantive news e.g. ‘The Economist’, ‘National Geographic’, ‘Irish Music Magazine’, ‘Folk Roots’, ‘Journal of Music in Ireland’ - Journal of opinion e.g. ‘Magill’, ‘Phoenix’ - Magazines e.g. ‘Empire’, ‘Hot Press’, ‘Rolling Stone’ etc. Trade Journals (specific industry, enable practitioners share market and product information within an industry)e.g. ‘Restaurant Business’, ‘Chemical Week’, ‘Billboard’, ‘Prosound news’
Finding a Journal Article Example: Burke, P. (2010)‘Rock, Race, and Radicalism in the 1960s: The Rolling Stones, Black Power, and Godard's One Plus One’.Journal of Musicological Research, 29(4): 275-294. [To find article: Journal portal] See also: video
What if the Journal (or book) is not in UCC?
Google the article title or the author and you may be lucky.
Visit other libraries:
ALCID, SCONUL, ‘Music PAL’ Check with customer services in Boole Library http://booleweb.ucc.ie/index.php?pageID=340
Practice Find the following article online: Napier, J. (2007) 'The Distribution of Authority in the Performance of North Indian Vocal Music’. Ethnomusicology Forum, 16(2):271-301. Is it also available in hard copy in the Library? Password: Qfloor1
What are Databases? 1. Collections of logically related data, designed to meet information needs of one or more users e.g. library catalogue A bibliographic or research database: a database of bibliographic information i.e. usually an electronic index to periodical articles, containing citations, abstracts. Sometimes information about books, conference proceedings, theses etc. also included.
What are Databases? 2. Sometimes the full text of the articles is included, or links to the full text. Some are indexing and abstracting only: i.e. metadata – not necessarilya link to the full text. Some are general e.g. Web of Science, others are more subject-specific e.g. Medline, RILM. Must be used when conducting literature searches. Other examples: ARTstor for images, Music Online for streaming music
How are Databases Organised? Consist of records: one record for each article, book etc. A field is the basic unit of entry in a record For a journal article fields might include: - Title, Author, Keywords, Source, Publication Year, Abstract etc. For each record (e.g. article) added to the database, these fields must be included, and data is entered in that format. Searches of the databases can be narrowed to one or more fields: e.g. Author, Title, Author + Keyword, Keyword + Publication Year etc.
Search Skills Boolean Operators: AND, OR poverty AND crime college OR university
Search Skills Boolean Operator: NOT cats NOT dogs Youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1LpTbzSKd0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsSZps3NH-M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vube-ZcJFk4
Search Skills music AND minimalism music AND minimalis* ____________________________________________________ “portable music” OR “MP3 player” OR iPod OR walkman ____________________________________________________ jazz AND (women OR woman OR gender OR feminin*) ____________________________________________________ (music AND brazil*) NOT (samba OR “bossa nova”)
How to Find Relevant Databases
Subject Portal: Music
Databases A-Z: (See ‘Search the Library’)
Drop-down menu ‘Browse databases by Subject area’. Use ‘Music’ list as a starting point. Depending on your topic, you may also need to search other lists e.g. – Humanities See also: Video
Where to start: Start with: JSTOR Wilson Omnifile(not all full-text) Project Muse Academic Search Premier (not all full-text) Oxford Music Online Music Online Try also: Oxford journals, Taylor & Francis journals , Wiley Interscience, Swetswise, Cambridge journals, Springerlink, Sage journals, Science Direct, ACLS Humanities e-book [All on the A-Z Library Databases]
Practice: Find the following article: Warnes, A. (2008) ‘Black, white and blue: the racial antagonism of The Smiths’ record sleeves’. Popular Music, 27(1):135-149. Look for scholarly material on the subject of music in the films of Stanley Kubrick Search: JSTOR, Wilson Omnifile, Project Muse, Academic Search Premier, Oxford Music, Web of Knowledge, RILM etc.
Bibliographic Databases/Indexes Indexing and abstracting databases Metadata – descriptive information i.e. not necessarily a link to the full text Some have a link to the full text if it is available in UCC through another resource You may need to search the Journals portal to find the full text Must use as many databases as possible in order to conduct a thorough literature search
Bibliographic Databases/Indexes Try: - RILM - OCLC incl. Worldcat, Articlefirst - MLA International Bibliography - Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Knowledge) - British Humanities Index - Historical abstracts - International Medieval Bibliography - ASSIA (Social Sciences Collection) May also be worth a look: Film Indexes Online, SOCindex
Streaming Music Music Online: 3 elements: ‘Classical Music Library’ (90,261-plus tracks), ‘Jazz Music Library’ (102,998 tracks), ‘Contemporary World Music’ (199,818 tracks) Content is expanding
Soon we will also have access to ‘SmithsonianGlobal Sound for Libraries’ and ‘American Song’ as part of Music Online
Will also have access to a separate resource called ‘Naxos Music Library’846,600 tracks!
N.B streaming, not downloadable Access through - Databases A-Z - Music subject portal - Library catalogue
Further Resources 1. Online Reference Resources: (as an alternative to Wikipedia) See: Reference Resources under ‘Search the Library’ Images: ARTstor and others: See Images page Online Newspapers: Irish Newspaper Archive, Irish Times Digital Archive
Further Resources2. E-books: ACLS Humanities E-book (HEB), EEBO (Early English Books Online), ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online) Thesis Databases: ProQuest Dissertation & Theses UK & Ireland , ProQuest Dissertations and Theses A&I (PQDT)(North America), Index to Theses (UK/IRL),ETHOS (UK), Worldcatdissertations. Also: How do I find a thesis? Conferences Proceedings: Proceedings (OCLC), ZETOC
Federated Search New product ‘Searcher’ will be available shortly: See: http://ucc-test.deepwebaccess.com/ucc-test/search.html Note that some results will be from non-academic periodicals N.B. you should still individually search specific databases for a thorough literature review
Off-Campus Access Use ‘My Library Account’ (like when renewing or requesting books) Name + student number + six digit password (alpha-numeric) N.B. You should access e-resources through the Library web pages so that the ‘Your Library Record’ screen will appear Students contact Information desk on Q floor if they have a query e.g. forgot their password
Practice: Search for the term “Avant-garde” in Oxford Reference Online and Oxford Music Online Search for “John Field” in Dictionary of Irish Biography Search for “Sean O’ Riada” in Irish Times Digital Archive Search for theses relating to your area of interest Search for Gamelan music in Music Online Search for recordings of the music of Richard Wagner in Music Online