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Thomas Library

Selected Resources for Music Classes

Fall Semester 2011

Books | Periodicals

BOOKS

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Library of Congress Classifications (a selected list)

M 1-5000 Music
5- 1490 Instrumental Music
1495-5000 Vocal Music
 
ML Literature of Music
MT Musical instruction and study

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA
At other Ohio Libraries OhioLINK Catalog
In North America For ILL WorldCat

Reference Books

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians -- Online or Ref. ML 100 .N48 2001

American National Biography -- Online or Ref. CT 213 .A68 1999

Sources for Ethnography & Ethnomusicology

  • Encyclopedia of World Cultures (Reference): GN 307 .E53 1991
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life (Reference): GN 333 .W67 1998
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (Main Stacks): ML100 .G16 1998, 10 vols.
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Indexes to periodicals for Music Research

RILM: Abstracts of Music Literature
(1969- )
Citations on international music corresponding to the printed RILM Abstracts of Music Literature. Includes both books and journal articles. This file is produced by the Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale.
Humanities International Complete
(1984- )
Index and full text of articles on the humanities.
Bibliography of Asian Studies
(1971- )
Index to articles on all aspects of Asian culture.
Anthropological Literature
(1890- )
Index to articles on the study of culture, including ethnomusicology

Other useful indexes and databases

Academic Search Complete Indexes about 2000 periodicals -- both scholarly journals and popular magazines; covers 1986-Present, with some fulltext coverage starting in the early 1990s.

Locating Journals:

At Wittenberg:
See our online list of Journals the Library Has
At other Ohio academic libraries:
OhioLINK Central Catalog (Note: you cannot usually get periodicals through OhioLINK)

Compiled by Ken Irwin.