Tutt Library Research Guides
Find What You Need Faster
You'll need to request most books (Art books are an exception!) normally housed in Tutt from an offsite storage building. Here's How to get books during the renovation.
Questions? We're happy to help.
To find Asian music resources perform a KEYWORD search using a variety of terms: instrument names, region/country names, names of peoples, musical genres. Combine them with the term "music". Select VIEW ENTIRE COLLECTION so you'll get many formats (books, recordings, videos). You can limit your results later. Some samples:
To find recorded examples of Asian music (sound/video) use search terms similar to the above: select the AUDIO/VIDEO search.
You can use Prospector to widen your search, including items that aren't owned by CC libraries or are checked out.
To further extend your search, use WorldCat. This is often the best way to find obscure items. Items typically arrive within 2 weeks. Materials you find inside Colorado are better ordered through Prospector.
Britannica Online. Use this source only for basic cultural and historical information on the community whose music you are studying.
The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. Print, an encyclopedia of musical instruments of the world. Scholarly approach, many illustrations, some bibliographies. These contents are duplicated in Grove Music Online.
These resources are a great way to
And, you can BROWSE THE SHELVES!
Libraries shelve like topics together; browsing will help you find something surprisingly useful that you may not have noticed in Tiger catalog. Try the following call number ranges in both libraries (althought Tutt is your best bet):
Begin by taking a look at the resources listed in the box above, Best Bets for your assignments.
To locate recordings for your project:
You should also search the Tiger catalog (see Hot Tips, upper left); below are more hints:
Compare these searches:
An asterisk is a truncation device that allows you to search for all letters coming after the root word you're using: music* searches musics, musician, musical, etc.
HOT TIP!!-you may broaden the above searches by repeating them in Prospector. See the small box on your left for information.
To find journal articles start with the databases below. You'll find more information on them under the Finding Articles tab.