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Review Essay: Music Library and Research Guides

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Author(s): Marian Wilson Kimber

Journal: Journal of Music History Pedagogy
ISSN 2155-109X

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 111;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: music history | music history pedagogy | textbooks | reference

ABSTRACT
Four current textbooks designed for graduate-level courses in music research demonstrate an orientation towards hard-copy reference sources for European art music. Most are organized primarily as bibliographies, reflecting the traditionally source-laden methodology of such courses; A Guide to Library Research in Music and Introduction to Research in Music also treat student writing. Pedagogical texts for music research should emphasize search skills over bibliographic control of numerous reference tools.

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