Tutt Library Research Guides
Find What You Need Faster
To find books on world music perform a WORD 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 books. You can limit your results later. Some samples:
To find recorded examples of world 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.
The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. Print, an encyclopedia of musical instruments of the world. Scholarly approach, many illustrations, some bibliographies. This content is also available 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 (although Tutt is your best bet):
Browsing is possible In the Music Library only, during academic year 2016-17. Ask me for help during this time.
If you're seeking recordings, browse through our audio/video formats (CD, DVD, etc.) under these call numbers: Eth-OB through Eth-OH
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:
Music Indonesia. You'll see 29 Subjects in your results pages. Scroll through these to see subjects most important for your project. Music -- Indonesia (9 results, recordings) and Music -- Indonesia -- History and criticism (4 results, books) are notable.
Musical instruments -- Indonesia. These results are books.
Indon* music*. 226 results. This is a very broad search and brings up many formats, particularly recordings/videos.
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 upper left (I can't find it in Tiger!) for information.
To find journal articles start with the databases below. You'll find more information on them under the Finding Articles tab.