Music 1341: Library Research           Tracey Snyder      Assistant Music Librarian        tls224@cornell.edu
About Scholarly Research Search several different places for sources Search several different ways for sources Be prepa...
Some Types of Research Tools Subject encyclopedias (Garland, etc.)   Good starting point for getting background   inform...
Today’s Session: topic—dangdutPlease open four Internet tabs: Google/Wikipedia   Can be a good place to start; definitel...
Google—use sparingly Search “dangdut” Consult Wikipedia article for overview Look at list of bibliographical references...
Garland Encyclopedia Access through Library Guide Major scholarly reference source for topics in  world music—use in pla...
Library Catalog Search title of overall work cited in Garland  bibliography (not title of article or chapter) to  locate ...
RILM and Music Index Indexes to the scholarly literature in the field of  music Can be searched separately or simultaneo...
Back to the Library Catalog Search title of overall work cited in RILM or Music  Index (not title of article or chapter) ...
ProQuest Dissertations andTheses Access to the full text of dissertations and theses  by music scholars (soon-to-be facul...
Library Catalog Again Try different keyword searches to discover more  sources When you find something promising, look a...
In Summary Expect to see some of the same sources turn up  in different places—that’s a good thing Embrace serendipitous...
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Music 1341 dangdut

  1. 1. Music 1341: Library Research Tracey Snyder Assistant Music Librarian tls224@cornell.edu
  2. 2. About Scholarly Research Search several different places for sources Search several different ways for sources Be prepared to spend time searching for, selecting, and locating sources Start searching early; allow time for requesting materials that are already checked out or are not yet owned by Cornell Ask a librarian or your instructor for help if you are getting stuck or feeling unsure about your results
  3. 3. Some Types of Research Tools Subject encyclopedias (Garland, etc.)  Good starting point for getting background information Bibliographies (pub’d separately, or with encyclopedia entry)  Good starting point for choosing sources Periodical indexes/literature indexes (RILM, etc.)  Good for discovering other scholarly sources on your topic Library catalogs  Good for locating known items and discovering related items
  4. 4. Today’s Session: topic—dangdutPlease open four Internet tabs: Google/Wikipedia  Can be a good place to start; definitely a bad place to stop! Library Guide (from Blackboard)  Links to various useful tools selected for this class Library Website  Access to two different library catalog interfaces Research Databases TBA as the session progresses  Links from Blackboard
  5. 5. Google—use sparingly Search “dangdut” Consult Wikipedia article for overview Look at list of bibliographical references—are these scholarly sources? (No, they are articles from magazines and newspapers. These can be of value, but they are not scholarly writings.) A general Google search is all but useless for scholarly research, but tools like Google Books and Google Scholar have value.
  6. 6. Garland Encyclopedia Access through Library Guide Major scholarly reference source for topics in world music—use in place of (or in addition to) Wikipedia Search “dangdut” Scan the bibliography, looking for items that are somewhat recent, and on topic (can be dangdut, or more generally Indonesian popular music) Look for citations of these items in the context of the entry—press Ctrl+F (or Mac equivalent) to find instances of “dangdut”
  7. 7. Library Catalog Search title of overall work cited in Garland bibliography (not title of article or chapter) to locate it in the Cornell Library system Advanced Search works well for known-item searching Do not rely on library catalog for article- level/chapter-level indexing—it is only done sporadically
  8. 8. RILM and Music Index Indexes to the scholarly literature in the field of music Can be searched separately or simultaneously Why are these useful?  Article-level/chapter-level indexing  Variety of material types, including books, chapters, articles, dissertations  Detailed subject headings  Abstracts Search “dangdut” as general keyword; can also specify to search for term in abstract, subject heading, title, etc.
  9. 9. Back to the Library Catalog Search title of overall work cited in RILM or Music Index (not title of article or chapter) to locate it in the Cornell Library system Advanced Search works well for known-item searching Do not rely on library catalog for article- level/chapter-level indexing—it is only done sporadically
  10. 10. ProQuest Dissertations andTheses Access to the full text of dissertations and theses by music scholars (soon-to-be faculty) Keep in mind that each of these scholars usually publishes a book based on the dissertation several years later—search the author in the library catalog to find out if the book has been published yet  Title usually differs somewhat  Content is updated, so prefer the book over the dissertation
  11. 11. Library Catalog Again Try different keyword searches to discover more sources When you find something promising, look at the subject headings, and use them in a new search (by clicking a subject heading, or by entering subject terms in an Advanced Search by Subject) to find similar items Also look at the call number, and browse the call number area for similar books  This can only be done in the “Classic Catalog” interface  Try browsing ML3502.I5 (popular music of Indonesia) in the “Classic Catalog”
  12. 12. In Summary Expect to see some of the same sources turn up in different places—that’s a good thing Embrace serendipitous discoveries Think of searching for sources as an iterative process  Find out about it  Find it  Find more like it

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