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Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Music (General) M Orchestral Music ME Literature of Music ML
Music Instruction and Study MT

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
The Music Industry REF ML3790 .M728 2012
Encyclopedia of African American Music REF ML101.U6 E53 2011
The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music REF ML178 .C32 2011
101 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them REF MT67 .L8 2007
Find More

The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Music, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Music" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
Chamber Music: A Listener’s Guide ML1100 .K45 2011
Music, Disability, and Society ML3820 .L83 2011
A Natural History of the Piano ML650 .I83 2011

Find More Orchestral Music Find More Music -- Acoustics and Physics Find More Music -- 17th Century


To search the Library Catalog for books about Music, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Music" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
The Rough Guide to Classical Music EBSCO eBook
A Conductor’s Guide to Choral-Orchestral Works netLibrary eBook
The Heaven Singing: Music in Early English Religious Drama netLibrary eBook
The Roots of Texas Music netLibrary eBook

Find More African Americans -- Music Find More Music and Technology Find More Music -- 20th century -- History and Criticism


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Music or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Music" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
Guitarra!: A Musical Journey through Spain M125.B74 G8 1990z
Johann Sebastian Bach: Serving God through Music ML410.B1 J6 1990x
An Ivy League Christmas M1629.3 .C5 I99 1900z
Acis and Galatea M1520.H13 A34 2010

Find More Rock Music Find More Music -- Instruction and Study Find More Music -- Performance


To search the Library Catalog for books about Music, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Music" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

The Instrumentalist Periodicals Collection
Keyboard Periodicals Collection
Rolling Stone Periodicals Collection
Soundboard Periodicals Collection

The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Naxos Music Library Thousands of audio tracks from different styles and eras for online listening, plus historical background information.
Encyclopedia of Popular Music Features articles on popular music genres such as jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music from 1900 to the present. Also includes information on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.
Films on Demand High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
JSTOR Complete historical full text of all issues of journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library ->Find Articles Tab-> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access the databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

Music (Digital Librarian) digital-librarian.com/music.html
Locating Lyrics, sheet Music, Librettos & Scores digital-librarian.com/sheet.html

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarahpwilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936 273 7393 Office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: https://www.lonestar.edu/montgomery-music-department.htm

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
Earl Holt Earl.Holt@LoneStar.edu 936.271.6112 H101-E
Mark Marotto Mark.Marotto@LoneStar.edu 936.273.7270 H101-C
Kris Chapman Kris.B.Chapman@lonestar.edu 936.271.6111 H101-D


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