Library Research Skills 
Music 
Ronan Madden 
Arts & Humanities Librarian
Topics 
1. Basics: Library resources, catalogue, website 
2. Journals and e-journals: 
- what they are, how to source a jo...
Library Web Site 
N.B. 
•Catalogue 
•Journal Portal 
•Databases A-Z 
•Searcher 
•Subject Guides 
•How do I? 
•Study & Rese...
Subject Guides 
Starting point for 
relevant library 
& web material 
- databases 
- journals 
- free web 
See: 
Music sub...
Music in the Boole Library 
• Books, journals, theses, scores, e-books etc 
• Online databases and e-journals 
• Music Col...
Catalogue: Tips 
• Title searches: word-perfect 
• Keyword searches: you can ‘modify search’ e.g. 
material type ‘Video/DV...
Off-Campus Access 
• Use ‘My Library Account’ 
(like when renewing or requesting books) 
• Name + student number + six dig...
What if an item is not in UCC Library? 
Aside from Googling it (book/article title or author and 
you may be lucky): 
• In...
Journals 
• Serials/Periodicals: published continuously 
• New research, cutting-edge 
• Print and/or electronic (30,000+ ...
Other Periodicals 
• Popular Magazines: (articles written by journalists) 
- Newspapers 
- Substantive news e.g. ‘The Econ...
Finding a Journal Article 
Example: 
Warnes, A. (2008). Black, white and blue: the racial 
antagonism of The Smiths’ recor...
Practice 
Find the following article online: 
Burke, P. (2010). Rock, Race, and Radicalism in the 1960s: 
The Rolling Ston...
What are Databases? 1. 
• Collections of logically related data e.g. library 
catalogue 
• A bibliographic/research databa...
‘Searcher’ Federated Search 
• Good starting 
point 
• Some results will 
be from non-academic 
periodicals 
• N.B. you sh...
What are Databases? 2. 
• Sometimes the full text of the articles is included, or 
links to the full text. 
• Some are ind...
How are Databases Organised? 
• Records: one record for each article, book etc. 
• A field is the basic unit of entry in a...
Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
Search Skills 
Boolean Operators: AND, OR 
poverty AND crime 
college OR university 
Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
Search Skills 
Boolean Operator: NOT 
cats NOT dogs 
Some Youtube videos: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tm-sDKCnO4 
htt...
Search Skills 
• music AND minimalism 
• music AND minimalis* 
____________________________________________________ 
• Mus...
How to Find Relevant Databases 
• Use Databases A-Z: (See ‘Search the Library’) 
Drop-down menu ‘Browse databases by Subje...
Databases without full-text 
• Indexing and abstracting databases 
• Metadata – descriptive information i.e. not 
necessar...
Bibliographic Databases/Indexes 
• Try: 
- RILM 
- OCLC incl. Worldcat, Articlefirst 
- MLA International Bibliography 
- ...
Exercise: 
Look for scholarly material on the subject of women 
in jazz 
Try: Project Muse, JSTOR, Academic Search 
Premie...
Getting Started 
Example: 
Music in the films of Stanley Kubrick 
Keywords & terms: 
music, soundtrack, score, film, movie...
Getting Started 
Example: 
Women in jazz 
Keywords & terms: 
women, woman, female, gender, femini*, jazz, 
music 
Use Bool...
Getting Started 
• Initial reviews: identify broad problem area, potential 
research problem, theoretical background, rele...
Streaming Music 1. 
Music Online : 100s of thousands of recordings, 400,000 pages of 
scores, 100,000 pages of music refer...
Streaming Music 2. 
Naxos Music Library 
•World´s largest online classical music library: Track Count: 
1,489,715 
•Comple...
Further Resources 1. 
[N.B. See also subject guides for links to free resources] 
•Online Reference Resources: (alternativ...
Further Resources 2. 
• E-books: 
ACLS Humanities E-book (HEB), Ebrary, EEBO, ECCO 
• Thesis Databases: 
ProQuest Disserta...
Practice: 
• Search for the term “Avant-garde” in Oxford 
Reference Online and Oxford Music Online 
• Search for “John Fie...
Google? 
• Use Google scholar advanced search to improve 
quality and quantity of results 
• Works better on-campus, or fr...
Information Quality 
• Fundamental to developing a literature review that will 
be a solid foundation on which you can bui...
Recap: What to use? 
• Catalogue: what does the Library hold? Books, e-books, DVDs etc. 
• Journal portal: to see if the L...
•Endnote training: 
- Contact Richard Bradfield 
r.bradfield@ucc.ie and look for details on 
Library news 
Ronan Madden In...
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  • Take you through the following topics
    Briefly search techniques, knowledge will help you in research essays etc.
    Talk about bd’s
    Take through the ejournals
    Athens, in a nutshell. Access to electronic resources that lib provides, from outside ucd/off campus.
    Firstly clarify difference bd and ejournal package: original published research from around world, biblio details v material from one o a few publishers, full text, less thorough, broad sweep of research on a particular topiv, literature search
  • Take you through the following topics
    Briefly search techniques, knowledge will help you in research essays etc.
    Talk about bd’s
    Take through the ejournals
    Athens, in a nutshell. Access to electronic resources that lib provides, from outside ucd/off campus.
    Firstly clarify difference bd and ejournal package: original published research from around world, biblio details v material from one o a few publishers, full text, less thorough, broad sweep of research on a particular topiv, literature search
  • Take you through the following topics
    Briefly search techniques, knowledge will help you in research essays etc.
    Talk about bd’s
    Take through the ejournals
    Athens, in a nutshell. Access to electronic resources that lib provides, from outside ucd/off campus.
    Firstly clarify difference bd and ejournal package: original published research from around world, biblio details v material from one o a few publishers, full text, less thorough, broad sweep of research on a particular topiv, literature search
  • Music

    1. 1. Library Research Skills Music Ronan Madden Arts & Humanities Librarian
    2. 2. Topics 1. Basics: Library resources, catalogue, website 2. Journals and e-journals: - what they are, how to source a journal article 1. Resource discovery using electronic databases: full-text and bibliographic: Boolean searching, fields, keeping up-to-date, Searcher 2. Streaming music databases 3. Off-campus access to e-resources 4. A word on Google and information quality Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    3. 3. Library Web Site N.B. •Catalogue •Journal Portal •Databases A-Z •Searcher •Subject Guides •How do I? •Study & Research Help Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    4. 4. Subject Guides Starting point for relevant library & web material - databases - journals - free web See: Music subject guide Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    5. 5. Music in the Boole Library • Books, journals, theses, scores, e-books etc • Online databases and e-journals • Music Collection: - Music Online, Naxos Music Library - CDs: 1163 titles - Vinyl: 3000 approx - Scores/sheet music • Audio-visual material DVDs (2297 titles), VHS (2407 titles) Blu-ray • Q+3 Multimedia area -View DVD, Blu-ray and VHS, listen to vinyl -Access audio and visual material from the web • Special collections & Archives Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    6. 6. Catalogue: Tips • Title searches: word-perfect • Keyword searches: you can ‘modify search’ e.g. material type ‘Video/DVD’ • Consider synonyms, American spellings • Use the ‘bag’ to export records • Use ‘Worldcat’ link to search beyond UCC • Use ‘My Library Account’ to request books on loan, to see your reading history, to access e-resources from home, and to save ‘lists’ of books Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    7. 7. 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 • Contact Information desk on Q floor for queries e.g. forgotten password • See: Learn about Pin Numbers Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    8. 8. What if an item is not in UCC Library? Aside from Googling it (book/article title or author and you may be lucky): • Inter-library loan See: Inter-library loans service • Visit other libraries: ALCID, SCONUL or ‘Cork PAL’, ‘Music PAL’ Check with customer services in Boole Library See: Accessing other libraries Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    9. 9. Journals • Serials/Periodicals: published continuously • New research, cutting-edge • Print and/or electronic (30,000+ e-journals in UCC) • ‘Peer-reviewed’/‘refereed’ =academic journals ‘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’ • Quality control: Papers accepted/rejected based on contribution to the field/new ideas, bias/conflicts of interest, suitability for journal etc. Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    10. 10. 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’ - Magazines e.g. ‘Empire’, ‘Hot Press’, ‘Rolling Stone’ etc. • Trade Journals (specific industry, enable practitioners share market and product information within an industry) Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    11. 11. Finding a Journal Article Example: Warnes, A. (2008). Black, white and blue: the racial antagonism of The Smiths’ record sleeves. Popular Music, 27(1), 135-149. • Check the Journals Portal first • See online tutorial: ‘Learn how to find the full-text of a journal article’ on the ‘Study & Research Help’ page Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    12. 12. Practice Find the following article online: 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. Napier, J. (2007). The Distribution of Authority in the Performance of North Indian Vocal Music. Ethnomusicology Forum, 16(2), 271-301. Are they also available in hard copy in the Library? Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    13. 13. What are Databases? 1. • Collections of logically related data e.g. library catalogue • A bibliographic/research database: usually an electronic index to journal articles and books, containing citations & abstracts. Sometimes information about conference proceedings, theses, and other information formats is also included. Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    14. 14. ‘Searcher’ Federated Search • Good starting point • Some results will be from non-academic periodicals • N.B. you should still search specific databases individually • You can set up an alert Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    15. 15. 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 necessarily a link to the full text. • Some are general e.g. Web of Science, others are more subject-specific e.g. Medline, RILM. • Essential for literature searches. • Other types of databases: ARTstor for images, Music Online for streaming music, ACLS & Ebrary for e-books Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    16. 16. How are Databases Organised? • Records: one record for each article, book etc. • A field is the basic unit of entry in a record • 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. Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    17. 17. Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    18. 18. Search Skills Boolean Operators: AND, OR poverty AND crime college OR university Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    19. 19. Search Skills Boolean Operator: NOT cats NOT dogs Some Youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tm-sDKCnO4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1LpTbzSKd0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsSZps3NH-M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vube-ZcJFk4 Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    20. 20. Search Skills • music AND minimalism • music AND minimalis* ____________________________________________________ • Music AND (“MP3 player” OR iPod OR walkman OR iPhone OR “smart phone” OR “portable device”) __________________________________________________ • gamelan AND music AND puppet* _______________________________________________ • (music AND brazil*) NOT (samba OR “bossa nova”) Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    21. 21. How to Find Relevant Databases • Use 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 • You could also check the Subject Guides • See online tutorial: Find the best databases for your assignments and research on the ‘Study & Research Help’ page Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    22. 22. Databases without full-text • Indexing and abstracting databases • Metadata – descriptive information i.e. not necessarily a link to the full text • Full-text might be available in UCC through another database/resource • Check the Journals Portal to find out (or Searcher) • You should use as many databases as possible for a thorough literature search (don’t ignore something important just because full-text not readily available) Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    23. 23. 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) - Film Indexes Online - Bibliography of British & Irish History Same applies to many of the references you might find through Google Scholar! Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    24. 24. Exercise: Look for scholarly material on the subject of women in jazz Try: Project Muse, JSTOR, Academic Search Premier, RILM etc. Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    25. 25. Getting Started Example: Music in the films of Stanley Kubrick Keywords & terms: music, soundtrack, score, film, movie*, cinema, Kubrick Also: include the titles of films in your search? “incidental music”, “background music” Use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), truncation etc. to create appropriate search strings and apply the search (or variations of the search) to all relevant resources Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    26. 26. Getting Started Example: Women in jazz Keywords & terms: women, woman, female, gender, femini*, jazz, music Use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), truncation etc. to create appropriate search strings and apply the search (or variations of the search) to all relevant resources Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    27. 27. Getting Started • Initial reviews: identify broad problem area, potential research problem, theoretical background, relevant terminology (keywords and terms): Scoping • Once approved, further searches to refine research problem and methodologies: ‘Trawling’ and ‘Mining’ • There may be a number of strands to your lit search • Keep a record of all of resources searched, and the search terms and strings that you applied • Keeps a record of all books/articles that you are likely to need for your bibliography e.g. Endnote, Zotero Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    28. 28. Streaming Music 1. Music Online : 100s of thousands of recordings, 400,000 pages of scores, 100,000 pages of music reference, 500+ hours of video African American Music Reference; American Song; Classical Music in Video; Classical Music Library; Classical Music Reference Library; Classical Scores Library; Contemporary World Music; Dance in Video; The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online; Jazz Music Library; Opera in Video; Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries. • Content is expanding • N.B streaming, not downloadable • Access through - Databases A-Z - Music subject portal - Library catalogue • Can create your own playlists Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    29. 29. Streaming Music 2. Naxos Music Library •World´s largest online classical music library: Track Count: 1,489,715 •Complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus complete catalogues or selected titles from over 378 classical, jazz and world music labels. Classic pop and rock music as well as Chinese orchestral music •Access through - Databases A-Z - Music subject portal •N.B. Not on Library catalogue •Can create your own playlists •App for Android and iPhone/iPad Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    30. 30. Further Resources 1. [N.B. See also subject guides for links to free resources] •Online Reference Resources: (alternative to Wikipedia) see: Reference Resources under ‘Search the Library’ N.B. Oxford Reference Online and Oxford Music Online •Images: ARTstor and others: See Images page •Online Newspapers: Irish Newspaper Archive, Irish Times Digital Archive, Irish Times Newspaper and see other news resources Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    31. 31. Further Resources 2. • E-books: ACLS Humanities E-book (HEB), Ebrary, EEBO, ECCO • Thesis Databases: ProQuest Dissertation & Theses UK & Ireland , Index to Theses (UK/IRL), Proquest Dissertations (North America), Free Resources: DART-Europe E-theses Portal, ETHOS, RIAN Also: How do I find a thesis? • Conferences Proceedings: Proceedings (OCLC), ZETOC Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    32. 32. 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 Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    33. 33. Google? • Use Google scholar advanced search to improve quality and quantity of results • Works better on-campus, or from home through the Databases A-Z • If no full text, check the journal portal and the Library catalogue as usual • See email alerts on Google Scholar • See tutorial: Search the Web More Effectively for your Assignments and Research. Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    34. 34. Information Quality • Fundamental to developing a literature review that will be a solid foundation on which you can build quality research and assignments • See ‘Learn how to Evaluate information for your assignments and research on the ‘Study & Research Help’ page Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    35. 35. Recap: What to use? • Catalogue: what does the Library hold? Books, e-books, DVDs etc. • Journal portal: to see if the Library provides access to a particular journal/serial title • Searcher: search box on the library website - one quick search for books, articles, and more. • Library Databases: to locate articles and other resources for a specific subject area - a more thorough literature search • Worldcat: to discover resources that are not available at UCC Library • Subject Guides: sources customized for a particular subject area • Internet Search: for quick facts and a general introduction to topic. Google, Bing, Wikipedia, etc. • Google Scholar: to locate academic (journal articles, books) information on a topic. For full text check the Library’s resources. • Social Web: for the latest news and updates on a topic/field Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    36. 36. •Endnote training: - Contact Richard Bradfield r.bradfield@ucc.ie and look for details on Library news Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15
    37. 37. Slideshare www.slideshare.net/rmadden1/music-postgrads-2012 Ronan Madden Info Lit 2014/15

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