Evaluating Scholarly Credentials. The Performing Arts Music and Dance. Anne Harlow, Reference Librarian Performing Arts Subject Specialist Temple University Libraries February 18, 2004. Impact of Creative Work. Publications Performances People Places - Performance venues
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The Performing Arts
Music and Dance
Anne Harlow, Reference Librarian
Performing Arts Subject Specialist
Temple University Libraries
February 18, 2004
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Choose appropriate index or indexes.
Choose General Search or Cited Ref Search.
WorldCat contains over 41 million records of the member libraries that contribute to the database, including books, computer files, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, and video tapes.
Advanced Search gives you more options.
Click on the drop-down boxes for searching options
allow you to chose
what kind of search
Keyword searching is most effective for performers on recordings.
Search limited to sound recordings.
The RLG Union Catalog is the major union catalog of the holdings of the largest and most prestigious research and academic libraries in the world. Many of these libraries add their information to WorldCat, but not all do so.
Note: Use this database as an indicator of quality and prestige,
more than an indicator of sheer numbers of libraries owning an item.
Often the website of the organization will have information concerning the number of members.
Another good source for this information is the Encyclopedia of Associations, Paley Ref. Desk HS17.G32.
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Ulrich’s Advanced Search Screen straightforward,
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LexisNexis – Initial Screen straightforward,
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News Category - General News
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Full-text searching straightforward,
is best for performers,
performances, venues, and
Remember to straightforward,
Enter Search Terms straightforward,
Results List straightforward,
International Index to the Performing Arts straightforward,
IIPA - Entering Search Terms straightforward,
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to peer-reviewed journals if desired.