To find books on world music, 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". You can limit your results later via the left-hand side navigation bar. Some samples:
To find recorded examples of world music (sound/video) use search terms similar to the above. You can Refine Your Search by selecting the Collection category in the left-hand navigation bar.
You have access to materials from three sources -- the Library Catalog, Prospector, and WorldCat:
Britannica Online. Use this source only for basic cultural and historical information on the community whose music you are studying.
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):
If you're seeking recordings, browse through our audio/video formats (CD, DVD, etc.) under these call numbers: Eth-OB through Eth-OH. Many of these will be in the display in the front of the library.
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:
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.