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  • Mtsu Freshman Orientation

    1. 1. How to Use Your Libraries For Music Majors
    2. 2. Information Literacy for Music Majors 1 <ul><li>Know what you’re looking for </li></ul><ul><li>Know where to look </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to find what you need </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to determine if what you’ve found is appropriate </li></ul>1 Information taken from Cary & Sampsel, “Information Literacy Instructional Objectives for Undergraduate Music Students,” Notes , March 2006. 663 -679
    3. 3. Things you need to know <ul><li>How to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for scores, recordings and video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for articles </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Searching Skills <ul><li>Boolean Operators </li></ul><ul><li>Wildcard/Truncation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wildcard (?): replaces a single character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Truncation (*): replaces multiple characters (sometimes ? is used to truncate, as in Voyager catalog). </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Two Libraries <ul><li>James E. Walker Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://library. mtsu . edu/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find books about music here. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Two Libraries <ul><li>Philip J. Howard Music Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find scores, recordings and video here. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. How to find books about music <ul><li>Start at the music library website: </li></ul>
    8. 8. How to Find Books About Music <ul><li>Scroll down to: </li></ul>
    9. 9. How to Find Books About Music <ul><li>Search Voyager Catalog: </li></ul>
    10. 10. Basic Search
    11. 11. Basic Search <ul><li>“ I’m looking for some books about Wagner” </li></ul>
    12. 12. Basic Search <ul><li>451 pages of results! Let’s limit… </li></ul>
    13. 13. Basic Search <ul><li>Set Limits: </li></ul>
    14. 14. Basic Search <ul><li>Results (A few less..) </li></ul>
    15. 15. Guided Keyword Search <ul><li>Similar to Basic Search, but offers multiple options: </li></ul>
    16. 16. Guided Keyword Search <ul><li>I’m looking for a book about Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring </li></ul>
    17. 17. Guided Keyword Search <ul><li>21 pages of results- Let’s limit. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Guided Keyword Search <ul><li>Set limit to “Book” </li></ul>
    19. 19. Guided Keyword Search <ul><li>Now, only 3 results! </li></ul>
    20. 20. How to Find Scores/Recordings <ul><li>General </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyword Search: Composer + Title or Opus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author Search: Composer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit to “Music Scores” or “Sound Recordings” </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. How to Find Scores/Recordings <ul><li>Note “Author Name” and “Title” are selected: </li></ul>
    22. 22. How to Find Scores/Recordings
    23. 23. How to Find Scores/Recordings
    24. 24. How to Find Scores/Recordings
    25. 25. How to Find Articles <ul><li>What are databases? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online subscription based collections of various information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why not just search the Internet? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles in databases are often peer-reviewed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles in databases offer full-text from scholarly journals </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Evaluating Information 2 <ul><li>How do I know the information is reliable? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verifiable Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliability of publication/source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeliness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Point of View or Bias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul></ul>2 Information taken from:
    27. 27. Databases <ul><li>Selected databases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Search Premier/Complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grove Music Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IIMP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RILM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Academic Search Complete/Premier <ul><li>Good general, multidisciplinary database </li></ul>
    29. 29. Grove Music Online <ul><li>Includes the text of all Grove Music products </li></ul><ul><li>Definitive music resource </li></ul>
    30. 30. Grove Music Online
    31. 31. International Index to Music Periodicals <ul><li>Covers music education, jazz, theory, composition, ethnomusicology, performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing, abstracting and selected full text of articles </li></ul>
    32. 32. IIMP
    33. 33. Répertoire International de la Littérature Musicale <ul><li>Abstracts of Music Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes articles, books, bibliographies, catalogs, conference proceedings and more </li></ul>
    34. 34. RILM
    35. 35. JSTOR <ul><li>Does not include the most recent issues </li></ul><ul><li>Includes full-text </li></ul><ul><li>Includes Music Journals such as 19th Century Music , Early Music , Ethnomusicology , JAMS , Journal of Musicology , Notes and others </li></ul>
    36. 36. JSTOR
    37. 37. Evaluating Information 2 <ul><li>How do I know the information is reliable? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verifiable Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliability of publication/source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeliness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Point of View or Bias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul></ul>2 Information taken from:
    38. 38. “What if I need more help? <ul><li>Ask the librarian! </li></ul><ul><li>Questions include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I have a research project. How do I start? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I can’t find this particular score/recording… can you help? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where is this book? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything else you need- we’re here to help! </li></ul></ul>