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Library Resources for Research
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Oxford Music Online
Includes the complete full text of The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and Grove Music Online (including the standard music reference sources, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz).
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Search for BOOKS, MUSIC and MORE in MnPals Plus


Advanced Search | Classic MnPALS

 
  • Tips for finding scores:
    • Use the Advanced Search
    • Limit Format to Music Scores
    • Search for composer's name and an important keyword from the title of the work
    • Example: Arnold Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht
      Actual search: schoenberg nacht
       
  • Tips for finding books:
    • For books about a specific composer or criticism of his/her work (secondary resources), search for the composer's last name and change the search menu to "Subjects"
    • For writings by the person, him/herself (primary resources), add one of the following words: interviews, correspondence, personal narratives, or diaries
       
  • Tips for finding sound recordings:
    • Use the Advanced Search
    • Limit Format to Sound Recordings
    • Search for composer's name and an important keyword from the title of the work
    • Example: Arnold Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht
      Actual search: schoenberg nacht

Films on Demand: Music & Dance Restricted Resource Resource contains video
Streaming video on topics in music appreciation, music history, and world music as well as ballet, choreography, world dance, and more.
Search for Scholarly Articles
Music Literature (RILM) Restricted Resource findit database
Covers all areas of music scholarship, including, concert reviews, recording notes, dance, anthropology, ethnomusicology, music theory, music therapy, instruments and voice.

JSTOR Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase
JSTOR provides unique access to full text backfiles for more than 120 "core" scholarly journals in anthropology, ecology, economics, education, general science, history, literature, mathematics, political science, and philosophy. JSTOR's agreement with publishers provides a "moving wall" for access and does not allow access to fulltext for the most recent 2-5 years of articles.

Academic Search Premier (all topics) from EBSCO Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit elm database
Academic Search Premier (ASP) contains indexing for nearly 8,050 publications, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. ASP provides full-text coverage in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion and theology, sociology, etc. Tip: Click the check box to limit to Academic (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
Listen to Sound Recordings Online




Naxos Music Library Restricted Resource Resource contains audiodatabase
A collection of music available online including the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo catalogues of over 85,000 tracks. While listening, you can read notes on the works and biographical information on composers or artists.

Naxos Music Library: Jazz Restricted Resource Resource contains audiodatabase
A comprehensive collection close to 20,000 tracks of jazz from over 1,900 albums, representing over 500 jazz artists. There is limited duplication with the jazz offerings in the Naxos Music Library.
Find Performance Reviews
The following databases search current and historical newspapers and periodicals. Search by composer, composition, or performer and limit by date.

ProQuest Newspapers Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit database
Fulltext of 300+ U.S. and international news sources. Includes the New York Times (1999 to present), The Times of London (index and abstract only), the Wall Street Journal (1984 to present), and the StarTribune of Minneapolis (1986 to present).

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase
Full page and full article images from The New York Times with searchable fulltext from 1851 through 2013. Full indexing is available for articles, performance and book reviews, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth/marriage announcements, photos, and advertisements.
Note: 1851-2009


New York Times Music News

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Subject Specialist
Picture: Melissa Prescott

Melissa Prescott
Professor, Research Librarian
MC 204E
(320) 308-4751
mkprescott@stcloudstate.edu

Music Resources in the Library

Miller Center 3rd Floor

All music books and scores are on the 3rd floor of the Miller Center Library. Call numbers starting with:

M = the music itself (both scores and sound recordings)
ML = music literature (materials about music, composers, or music history)
MT = music theory or music instruction and study

All sound recordings are kept behind the Circulation Desk on 1st floor; ask for them by call number.
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