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Laurie J Sampsel
|ISBN:||9780199797127 0199797129 9780199797110 0199797110|
|Description:||xxvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Research process and research tools. Guides to the research process and research tools ; Music encyclopedias and dictionaries ; Library catalogs ; Periodical indexes for music ; Indexes to music dissertations, theses, conference papers, and Festschriften ; Thematic catalogs ; Indexes to music in complete works editions, musical monuments, historical sets, and anthologies ; Music histories, source readings, and chronologies ; Bibliographies of music and music literature ; Discographies ; Music iconographies ; Music directories ; Online music content --
Writing, style manuals and citation. Writing ; Style manuals and citation of sources.
|Responsibility:||Laurie J. Sampsel.|
The book's first section (Chapters 1-13) is organized by type of research tool-for example, encyclopedias, periodical indexes, and discographies. Each chapter in this section includes an overview of the tool it covers; an annotated bibliography that describes the tool's purpose, scope, strengths, and weaknesses; and an evaluation checklist that encourages students to think critically about the tools and materials they discover as they do research. The second section (Chapters 14-15) discusses style manuals and various resources for writing about music and citing sources. Methods for evaluating reference and research tools are emphasized throughout the book."--Pub. desc.
"A much-needed addition to the library and bibliography instruction literature."--Cheryl Taranto, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Sampsel encourages students to be independent learners and