CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. Karl W. Gehrkens, ‘Why Music Camps? Why Music Camps?’, in Music Educators Journal , 21/1 (Sep. 1934), pp. 15-23. How to find literature about music. Clemens Gresser Deputy Head of Music Cambridge University Library / Pendlebury Library.
Karl W. Gehrkens,
‘Why Music Camps? Why Music Camps?’, in Music Educators Journal, 21/1 (Sep. 1934), pp. 15-23
Deputy Head of Music
Cambridge University Library /
Peter Coulson Edwards
‘Cheap Music Books’, in
The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, 24,/ 490, 1 Dec.1883, p. 684
…. anything really.
Where you are starting from?
-> Start with Oxford Music Online -> simple search:
Web of Knowledge
British Humanities Index
Bibliographie des Musikschrifttums online www.musikbibliographie.de/
Google Scholar scholar.google.co.uk/
e.g. a text on ‘gender’ and ‘music’ might neither contain the words “gender” nor “gender studies”
-> citation databases have that option of updating and contextualising text
-> citation databases -> keywords and additional information which are not in the text at all
i.e. concepts which are underlying a text, but are not articulated:
e.g. New German School ("Neudeutsche Schule") only introduced in 1859, but a member of this “movement” might have written a text expressing aesthetics before than
-> use ‘gamelan’
-> ‘percussion AND Indonesia’
-> ‘percussion AND Bali’
-> ‘instruments AND Indonesia’
Be aware of the database you are searching!
A general database (e.g Web of Science)will result in a lot of “non-music” references for certain search terms!
-> use ‘death AND music’
-> ‘Mass for the dead’
-> ‘Missa pro defunctis’
-> ‘death AND society’
e.g. ‘Mass for the dead’ returns different results than
Mass for the dead
e.g. to find either ‘globalisation’ or ‘globalization’ –
use the question mark: ‘globali?ation’
e.g. to find ‘pastoral’, ‘pastoralism’, ‘pastoralists’ –
use the asterisk: ‘pastoral*’; e.g. ‘pastoral*’ and ‘Beethoven
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Under Further resources: you will be able to download: