Tutt Library Research Guides
So....a search for sources about Verdi is a SUBJECT search. If you're looking for things Verdi has created (musical works, letters, writings, etc.) you'll use an AUTHOR search.
When you're searching using a person's name, use this convention: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME.
Use the tabs above to roam through this guide.
To help define your research topic, it often helps to consult some of the standard reference works before searching for books, music materials, and journal articles.
Some useful print resources:
And, you can BROWSE THE SHELVES! In the Music Library only, during academic year 2016-17. Ask me for help during this time.
Libraries shelve like topics together; browsing will help you find something surprisingly useful that you may not have noticed in the catalog. Try the following call number ranges in both libraries:
For composer's biographies:
For articles about specific topics related to your research, use these databases:
Taylor & Francis journal package-Journal package consisting of Social Sciences & Humanities and Science & Technology collections, plus a few other selected titles. Coverage: 1997- current, for most titles. This includes the journal, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, which is quite useful for this course.
JSTOR is a scholarly journal archives with many music titles. Although many journals in JSTOR are archives only, JSTOR is now starting to host current content (the most recent issues). When you search, JSTOR it's best not to limit your search to music journals; you'll find articles about music in journals principally devoted to other disciplines.
The Music Index
this database provides excellent searchability. Use this resource to gather citations. There will be links to a few items that are full text. We can always order articles that aren't full text-these can be delivered to you via email, often within 24 hours.
RILM-International Repertory of Music Literature This database covers all types of publications on music, in all media: books, journals, online resources, research-based sound recordings and films, dissertations, and more. Publications represented in RILM originate from 151 countries.