Reference Sources - a good place to start
From Convent to Concert Hall - Ref ML 82 .F76
Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers - Ref ML 105 .N67
Women and Music in America since 1900 - Ref ML 82 .W625
Women Composers: Music through the Ages - Ref M 2 .W88
Women Icons of Popular Music - Ref ML 82 .H39
Women in Music - Ref ML 128 .W7 P46
To Find Scholarly Information on your Topic
URSUS - Fogler Library's catalog, use it to look for books. There are other libraries in this catalog, as well; look for O or ORO to tell if a book is here. If you want to order a book from another library, click on the Request button on the top of the page. You will be asked for your name and barcode (on the back of your MaineCard). You may also want to search in MaineCat, which includes other libraries across Maine (i.e. Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby). You can request these books as well.
Music Index - This database, including some full text, covers most music journal literature. Article Linker is used within the database to help find electronic copies of articles not full text in the database.
Women's Studies International - This database covers women's studies articles, and will also be a good source of information for this course. Article Linker is used.
Other databases that may be helpful, and that use Article Linker, include:
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature - This database has comprenhesive coverage of all types of music literature, generally two to three years behind. Only one person at a time can use the database.
Academic Search Complete - This database, which includes a lot of full text, indexes both scholarly and trade articles. Check Identifying Scholarly Journals vs. Popular and Trade Magazines for help in telling the difference.
Request (click for a demo) allows you to order books from other Maine libraries
Article Linker (click for a demo) allows you to automatically check URSUS for electronic and/or print subscriptions.
Interlibrary Loan - use for journal articles we do not have access to
Ways to find other information
Academic Search Complete - These databases are listed again here, as many trade and popular magazines are included in both. Academic Search does include news magazines.
Google - This familiar site searches what's available on the visible Web, with the most popular sites at the top of the list. Think twice before using any Wikipedia sites, as the content can be changed by anyone.
It is very important to cite words and/or ideas you take straight from another work and put into your paper. Your instructor will let you know what specific format to use. We have print guides at the Reference Desk, or you can use Citation Help.
There are lots of ways to get help. First, try the Help Desk - you can come in, call us at 581-1673, text BEAR to 66746, or use the Ask-a-Librarian chat or email service. Contact Nancy Lewis directly by email on FirstClass (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call her at 581-3613 to set up an appointment.