Music

Book Catalogs & E-book Databases

OneSearch

OneSearch is the catalog for both the John Spoor Broome (JSB) Library and all 23 California State Universities. Everything or Books and Media All CSU will allow you to search all the books and media for the 23 campuses. The Books and Media CSUI allows you to locate books, electronic books, DVDs, CDs, and other items owned by the JSB Library.

 

WorldCat is a library catalog that contains items from libraries worldwide. When you find an item you would like in WorldCat you will want to click on the item title to verify that California State University, Channel Islands is not one of the libraries that owns this item.  If you would like to request this item click link Request Item through Interlibrary Loan.  This is a service available only to CSUCI Students, Faculty, and Staff.

 

Ebrary offers access to thousands of e-books from trustworthy, academic publishers, this database provides authoritative information across the disciplines, including Language and Literature. Ebrary books can be downloaded to personal computers or devices (except Kindle) after creating a personal account and signing in. They may also be saved in PDF.

 

 

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Scholarly vs. Peer-reviewed

 

Scholarly journals contain articles written by, and addressed to, experts in a discipline. Scholarly journals present the research of experts in a field, although these journals also often carry opinion pieces or even advertisements unique to the field addressed by the journal. Publication cycles vary for scholarly journals, ranging from yearly to monthly but most frequently they are published bimonthly (every other month) or quarterly.

 

Peer-reviewed journals (also called refereed or juried journals) send submitted articles to one or more experts for review before deciding to publish them. This review process helps ensure that published articles reflect solid scholarship in a field. Most often, the experts reviewing an article make critical comments on the text, comments that the author must incorporate into the article before its publication.

 

While not all scholarly journals are peer-reviewed, it is usually safe to assume that a peer-reviewed journal is also scholarly.

Is it peer-reviewed?

Several resources are available to help CSUCI library users identify peer-reviewed articles.  Many of the journals indexed in specialized databases are scholarly but those databases do not tell you whether a journal is peer reviewed or not.  To find out if a journal is peer reviewed, ask at the Reference Desk for Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory.  Volume 5 of Ulrich’s has a list of "Refereed Serials."  While this list is not exhaustive, it is the most complete list available.

If you cannot find the publication listed in Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, you should go the the publication's website.  Often times you can determine if a journal is peer-reviewed by looking at their submission process on their website.

Music Databases

Academic Search

Academic SearchTM Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,300 journals, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles. This database contains coverage across the disciplines including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, history, religion & theology, and many more.

 

America: History and Life

 

"America: History and Life™ is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With indexing for 1,700 journals from as far back as 1910, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history." This database is helpful for American music history searches.


Classical Music Library

 

"Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. This ever growing collection includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera."


Emerald

"Founded in 1967 as an offshoot of the University of Bradford, Emerald Group Publishing has become the world’s leading scholarly publisher of journals and books in business and management with a strong and growing presence in disciplines including LIS, social sciences, engineering, linguistics and audiology."

 

ERIC

"ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research."

 

JSTOR

JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. JSTOR is a historical archive and does not include items published within the last 3-5 years.

 

Oxford Music Online

"Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music (2002), which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), which supplements Grove's more extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users."

 

Project Muse

"Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers, providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. MUSE's online journal collections support a diverse array of research needs at academic, public, special and school libraries worldwide. Our journals are heavily indexed and peer-reviewed, with critically acclaimed articles by the most respected scholars in their fields. MUSE is also the sole source of complete, full-text versions of titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. Currently, MUSE provides full-text access to current content from over 400 titles representing nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers."

 

 

Evaluating Internet Sources

Not all information is equally valuable. Retrieved information, whether from a print or non-print sources, must be carefully examined to determine its usefulness and quality. As the World Wide Web becomes more popular as a source of information for assignments and research papers, it is important to be able to select and critically evaluate the sites you visit.

 

Relevance/Appropriateness

  1. Is the format/medium of the information useful for your assignment?
  2. If you need primary sources, is this a primary source?
  3. Is the information comprehensive enough for your needs?
  4. Does the information express a particular point of view?
  5. Is the information directed toward a general (vs. a specialized) audience?

Currency

  1. Is there an indication of when the information was created/published?
  2. Is the information regularly updated?
  3. Is the information still valid for your topic?


Authority/Credibility

  1. Is there information on the author/producer of the source?
  2. Is there information on author/producer’s credentials?
  3. Does the information come from an “authoritative” source?
  4. Is there contact information (e.g. email address for author/producer)?


Coverage

  1. Does the information source cover the topic extensively?
  2. Is the information abridged (e.g. table of contents/summary only)?
  3. Is full-text information available only to subscribers?


Accuracy

  1. Is the information presented as fact (vs. opinion)?
  2. If the information is presented as fact, can it be assessed for accuracy (i.e. are there footnotes or references)?
  3. Does the information appear to be biased?

Design

  1. Is the page layout visually pleasing?
  2. Are the buttons or icons easy to understand?
  3. Are the hot links provided to additional information?
  4. Do the images enhance the information?
  5. Is the load/response time acceptable?

Music Websites

All Music

"The allmusic website was created in 1995 as a place for music fans to indulge their passion. Whether you're visiting allmusic to look up an out-of-print recording, to get our take on a new release, or simply to explore the world of music and see where it may lead, you've come to the right spot."

 

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 400,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. The "news and events" tab has great information for music students.

 

Beethoven Studies

The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San Jose State University includes the Beethoven Gateway database for searching first editions and manuscripts as well as other music research. The center is the only North American institution with complete focus on Beethoven.

 

Berklee College of Music/ Online Music Instruction

This Youtube channel provides excellent instruction, and you can even subscribe so you will get the lessons as they are posted.

 

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)

BMI collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed.

 

Culture Catch

"CultureCatch.com has over 160 half-hour interviews with today's seminal artists in film, theater, music and literature. Here you'll find in-depth interviews with smart culture individuals dissecting art, comedy, fashion, film, music, politics, television, theater, even cooking."

 

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology

"DDM is an international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines. Currently containing over 14,000 records, including the corrected and updated contents of all earlier printed editions of Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology and supplements contributed from musicological centers throughout the world, the database is fully searchable."

 

Juilliard Internet Links

A list of performing arts online resources compiled by Juilliard.

 

Juilliard Manuscripts Collection

"The Juilliard Manuscript Collection is an extraordinary collection of 140 priceless autograph manuscripts, sketches, engravers proofs and first editions, which were donated to the school in February 2006 by Juilliard Board Chairman Bruce Kovner."

 

Minor Music

A blogsite for comprehensive music education

 

Music Theory Online

A journal of criticism from the Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Online is peer reviewed and is indexed in RILM (International Repertory of Music Literature), Music Index, and other periodical indexes. The electronic journal includes full text articles, article commentaries, essays, and reviews regarding the study of professional music theory.

 

Namm Foundation Music Research

"The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs from the international music products industry."

 

National Museum of American History/ Music & Musical Instruments

Information about the Smithsonian's music collections, including a collection of illustrated sheet music, makes this site useful for music students.

 

Noisey

"Noisey is a video-driven music discovery platform, documenting the most talented emerging musicians from around the world. Curated by VICE, the site showcases bands and music scenes from over 10 countries."

 

Performing Arts Encyclopedia from the Library of Congress

Information on concerts, events, sheet music, manuscripts, artists & scenes, music and the brain, and much more. Search and browse descriptions of more than 235 music, theater and dance resources by subject, title, or name.

 

Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments

"Holding over 2,500 historical and contemporary musical instruments from all over the world, the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments is one of the largest accumulations of such artifacts housed in a North American university. Known internationally as a unique collection, it is not only a precious heritage from the past, but also a rich resource for musical, educational, and cultural needs of the present and future."

 

Women Song Composers: A Listing of Songs Published in the United States and England, ca. 1890-1930

This resource, written by a music student at University of California, Davis, contains data such as number of songs, names, and publishers of women song writers. 

Academic Dishonesty

What is academic dishonesty?

 

What happens if I get caught plagiarizing?

 

Want to know more about the California State University, Channel Islands, policy on academic dishonesty? 

 

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Help Citing

Need more help?

Stop by the library to look at:

The Chicago Manual of Style

Ref Z253 .U69 2010

Publication Manual of the American Pyschological Association

Ref BF76.7 .P83 2010

A Manual for Writers of Term Paper Thesis, and Disserations (Turabian)

Ref LB2369 .T8 2013

 

Also see the library "need to cite" page for a guide for assembling your work cited in your paper.

Visit the University Writing Center and take advantage of their services.

What is a primary source?

“Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, documents produced by government agencies such as Congress or the Office of the President, photographs, audio recordings, moving pictures or video recordings, research data, and objects or artifacts such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons. These sources serve as the raw material to interpret the past, and when they are used along with previous interpretations by historians, they provide the resources necessary for historical research.”  (Finding Primary Sources on the Web, ALA-RUSA, 2008)

Newspaper Databases

These are the newpaper databases available through the John Spoor Broome library that contain current news.

Proquest Newspapers

Newsbank: Access World News

Alt-Press Watch

 

Historical Newspapers

Los Angeles Times Historical (1881-1985)

 

Includes indexing and full text content of the Los Angeles Times from 1881 through 1984.

New York Times Historical (1851-2002)

The full text of the New York Times from its first issue in 1851 to 2002.

Newspaper Archive

Newspaper Archive includes more than 3,000 foreign, national and local newspapers that date back as far as the 1790’s. 

 

Caribbean Newspapers 1718-1876

Contains 66 newspaper titles from 22 Caribbean islands published between 1718-1876.

Early American Newspapers

Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876 offers 350,000 fully searchable issues from over 710 historical American newspapers. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries

Hispanic American Newspapers 1808-1980

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Latin American Newspapers Series I 1805-1922

Searchable newspapers from Latin America published between 1805-1922.

Latin American Newspapers Series 2 1822-1922

Searchable newspapers from Latin America published between 1822-1922.

Primary Source Databases

American Indian Histories and Cultures

Manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books, treaties, speeches, and diaries dating from the earliest contact with European settlers to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century.

American Periodicals Series 1740-1900

American Periodicals Series Online contains over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900.

American State Papers, 1789-1838

Contains primary material of American historical importance including legislative and executive documents, speeches of U.S. presidents and coverage of historical events from 1789-1838.

American West

Books, journals, diaries and pioneer accounts, maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, and artwork of the American West from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century.

China, America, & the Pacific

Rare texts, visual images, personal and business correspondence, newspapers, and maps which document the trading and cultural relationships between China, America, and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries.

 

Confidential Print: Latin America

British Foreign and Colonial Office documents covering the whole of South and Central America, including the non-British islands of the Caribbean, from the 1820s to the height of the Cold War in the 1960s.

Early English Books Online

Includes images of works printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America from 1473-1700.

Medieval Travel Writing

Late medieval manuscript illuminations and maps documenting journeys to Central Asia and the Far East (including Mongolia, Persia, India, China, and South-East Asia), and the Holy Land.

 

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

Primary and secondary documents relating to slavery, abolition and social justice. Includes an interactive map that allows selection of contents by preset regions.

 

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries 

The world's music and aural traditions are preserved in this virtual encyclopedic collection of 42,405 tracks from 2,949 albums. 

 

Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History

Women’s world travel writing from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Collection includes manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, drawings, guidebooks, and photographs.

 

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

Contains reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

 

U.S. Congressional Serial Set Maps

Contains images and indexing for maps published in reports and documents of the 37th Congress, 1st Session through the 103rd Congress, 2nd session.

Women and Social Movements in the United States

Women and Social Movements is a collection of documents that are organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000.