Ask at the Music Library circulation desk for items on course reserve. These items (selected by the instructors) relate directly to course content and have, therefore, been assigned shortened loan periods of 3-hours, 24-hours or 3-days
SELECTED GENERAL SOURCES in the Music Library
Native America in the 20th century : an encyclopedia (E76.2 N36 1994t
Canadian encyclopedia (Lorne Pierce) ( FC23 .C36 1999 )
Standard dictionary of folklore ( GR35 .F8 )
American folklore : an encyclopedia ( GR101 .A54 1996 )
A bibliography of North American folklore and folksong / C. Haywood ( GR101 .H42 1961) 2 vols.
ML100 - ML108 MUSIC ENCYCLOPEDIAS, DICTIONARIES, ETC.
Garland encyclopedia of world music, multivol. set ( ML100 .G16 1997-)
New GROVE dictionary of music and musicians, 29 vols.(ML100 .N48 2001)
New HARVARD dictionary of music ( ML100 .N485 1986)
New GROVE dictionary of AMERICAN music, 4 vols. ( ML101 .U6 N48 1986t )
New GROVE dictionary of musical INSTRUMENTS ( ML102 .I5 N48 1984)
Guiness encyclopedia of popular music, 4 vols. ( ML102 .P66 G84 1992t )
World music : the rough guide, 2 vols. ( ML102 .W67 W67 1999)
Encyclopedia of music in CANADA ( ML106 .C3 E52 1992t)
Handbook of music TERMS / P. Grant ( ML108 .G88 H3 )
Selected musical terms of non-Western cultures : a notebook-glossary (ML108 .K37 1990)
ML113 - ML128 BIBLIOGRAPHIES : selected examples
General bibliography for music research / K.E. Mixter ( ML113 .M59 1996 )
African music / C. Lems-Dworkin ( ML120 .A35 L4 1991t)
Music in Canada / C. Morey ( ML120 .C2 M67 1997 )
Chinese music / F. Lieberman (ML120 .C5 L5 1979 )
Indian music and dance / G.C. Kendadamath ( ML120 .I5 K46 1986 )
Ethnomusicology and folk music : an international bibliography of dissertations and theses / F. Gillis & A. P. Merriam ( ML128 .E8 G5 1966 )
Folk music in America / T.E. Miller ( ML128 .F74 M5 1986t)
A bibliography : traditional music in Wales / W. Thomas ( ML128 .F74 T5 1982 )
The folk music sourcebook / L. Sandberg & D. Weissman ( ML128 .F74 S26 1976t)
North American Indian music / R. Keeling ( ML128 .F75 K44 1997)
ML156 Discographies : selected examples
A catalog of phonorecordings of music and oral data held by the Archives of Traditional Music (Indiana University) ( ML156.2 .I53 1975)
Musiciens traditionels du Quebec, 1920-1993 / G. Labbe ( ML156.4 F5 L32 1995 )
Ethnic music on records / R.K. Spottswood ( ML156.4 F5 S69 1990) 7 vols.
Northern journey : a guide to Canadian folk music on CD / G. Wilburn ( ML156.4 F5 W54 1995t )
A guide to Native American music recordings / G. Gombert ( ML156.4 I5 G66 1994t )
GENERAL SURVEY PUBLICATIONS:
American Musical Traditions, v. 1-5 / ed. by Jeff Todd Titon, Bob Carlin (ML3551 .A53 2002)
Comparative musicology and anthropology of music : essays on the history of ethnomusicology / ed. by B. Nettl and P.V. Bohlman ( ML3799 .C69 1991t)
Ethnomusicology / Jaap Kunst (ML3797 .K8 1974t)
Ethnomusicology : an introduction / ed. by H. Myers ( ML3798 .E835 1992t)
Ethnomusicology : historical and regional studies / ed. by H. Myers (ML3798 .E836 1993t
Garland library of readings in ethnomusicology, vols. 1-7 (ML3799 .G37 1990)
A history of European folk music / Jan Ling (ML3580 .L5613 1997)
Shadows in the field : new perspectives for fieldwork in ethnomusicology / ed. G.F. Barz and T.J.Cooley (ML3799 .S5 1997)
Items are arranged according to the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION scheme.
Generally, items are shelved, alphabetically, in author order within each subject class number.
Class M (MUSIC) consists of 3 main sections:
M -- Scores. Scores are shelved in 3 sections, by size: miniature, regular stack and oversize. The collections of folk music are shelved in M1627 - M1853 . The section is subdivided geographically as follows: NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE (countries alphabetically), ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALASIA. Songs of special character (e.g. war songs) are classed in M1900 - M1980.
ML -- Books on music literature, history and criticism. The Books on national musics are classed in ML3545 - ML3799. The section is subdivided geographically as follows: NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE (countries alphabetically), ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALASIA.
MT -- Books on music theory and education + Instrumental/Vocal Studies and exercises. The instructive guides on specific instruments are classifed in MT. For example, books on the plectral (plucked) instruments are in MT539 - MT654 and percussion in MT655 - MT725. Unusual string instrument guides are in MT335 and the winds are classed in MT358 and MT520 - MT533. Sometimes the only information available is to be found in a general encyclopedia such as the "New Grove dictionary of musical instruments", or in the journal literature.
*** For a detailed SUBJECT INDEX TO THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASS "M", see the Reference site at the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, INDIANA UNIVERSITY.
QCAT, the Queen's Library online catalogue provides access to the Music Library collection.
Search by AUTHOR, TITLE, SUBJECT or KEYWORD(s) to access scores, books, journals, audio visual materials, microforms, etc.
KEYWORD(s) searches: combine composer and/or title words and subject terms. To avoid retrieving sound recordings add "not disc" to your search string.e.g. music and japan not disc. This search will retrieve the scores and historical, critical, and analytical works about music in Japan. Knowing that scores are classed in call numbers beginning with "M" and books in "ML" will help you recognize the item you want in the catalogue record displays.
Library of Congress SUBJECT HEADINGS and CLASSIFICATION numbers
are assigned to most items in the Library as they are catalogued. All academic libraries in North America use this same subject classification/headings scheme. You can search the QCAT SUBJECT index and the CALL NUMBER index. Or, browse the shelves (regular stacks and Reference area) under the call numbers listed.
QCAT searching for BOOKS in the SUBJECT index
Library of Congress subject headings for searching ethnomusic topics in the online catalogue plus the corresponding Library of Congress classification or Call number. For example:
Ethnomusicology( ML3798 - ML3799)
Ethnomusicology --Bibliography OR Folk music --Bibliography (ML128 .E8 and ML128 .F74)
Ethnomusicology --Discography OR Folk music --Discography(ML156.4 .F )
Folk music --[country name] --Bibliography (ML120 (alphabetical, by country)
For books on folk music of the WESTERN world, search under such headings as:
Folk music --History and criticism (ML3545 - ML3780)
Folk music -- Canada --History and criticism (ML3563 and ML205) OR Folk songs, English --Canada --History and criticism OR Folk dance music --Canada --History and criticism.
Folk music --Great Britain --History and criticism (ML3650 - ML3658)
Folk songs, French --France --History and criticism (ML3620 - ML3628 and ML270)
Folk music --United States --History and criticism (ML3551 - ML3562 and ML200)
In the case of the Asian and African countries, the term "folk" or "ethnic" music is not used. Therefore, for books on music indigenous to the NON-WESTERN world, search under the general history of music headings such as:
Music --Asia --History and criticism (ML3740 - ML3758 and ML330-ML345)
Music --China --History and criticism (ML3746 and ML336)
Music --India --History and criticism (ML3748 aand ML338)
Music --Africa --History and criticism (ML3760 and ML350
QCAT Subject searching for SCORES
Use the same headings as suggested above BUT omit the subdivision "History and criticism".
Note that the call nos. for music begin with M not ML. For example:
Folk music --Canada (M1678 - M1679)
Folk songs, French --Canada
Folk music --Europe (M1698 - M1789)
Music --Asia (M1795 - M1825)
QCAT Subject Searching : Specific Topics
You can also search the QCAT SUBJECT index under the names of specific musical instruments, musical forms, ethnic groups and other aspects; for example:
Jews --Music (M1850 - M1853 and ML3776)
Indians of North America --Canada --Music (ML3563 and ML3557)
Fiddle-tunes and Fiddling --Instruction and study (MT279.5)
Raga and Vina (ML338 and ML1015)
Kota (African people) --Music
If a Subject index search is unsuccessful, it is often because you have not used the precise, authorized terminology. Alternatively, try KEYWORD(s) searching instead. Add "NOT DISC" to your search query if you wish to exclude sound recordings.
See the QCAT online TUTORIAL for other tips on searching the Queen's University Library online catalogue.
The sound recordings collection includes: FOLKWAYS ETHNIC LIBRARY, the UNESCO COLLECTION and a new series of compact discs, MUSIC OF THE EARTH. Although printed indexes are available, it is best to SEARCH FOR RECORDINGS in QCAT via the KEYWORD(s) index for the most complete and up-to-date access.
The videocassette collection includes: the JVC VIDEO ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD MUSIC AND DANCE (30 vol. set). A title search under MUSIC VIDEO, will provide a listing of all the videos in the Library.
Check the MULTIMEDIA COLLECTION shelf also. It is located at the main desk.
Since ethnomusicology is an interdisciplinary study, you will find relevant material not only in the Music Index Online and RILM but also in sources such as the SOCIAL SCIENCES INDEX and the HUMANITIES INDEX. These are searchable online via the
INDEXES & DATABASES menu on the QUL homepage.
ABSTRACTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY is available in paper format in Stauffer Library Reference.
Some pertinent journals we subscribe to are: ASIAN MUSIC, BULLETIN OF THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TRADITIONAL MUSIC, CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC JOURNAL, ETHNOMUSICOLOGY (also online through Electronic Journals), THE WORLD OF MUSIC and YEARBOOK FOR TRADITIONAL MUSIC.
Some of the material you retrieve from the Queen's online catalogue (QCAT) will be in the main Stauffer Library. This includes publications on ethnology, folklore (classified in GN, GR, E, and F), folk dancing (GV) and folk literature (PN).
Canadian museum publications are located in the GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS LIBRARY in Stauffer Library. A few are also available in Music.
There are materials relating to traditional music studies in the Jordan Library Special Collections and the University Archives as well.
The American Musicological Society site is probably the most comprehensive link to significant scholarly resources in music, including performance and musicology, ethnomusic, electronic music, theory and composition, education, popular music and topics relating to women.
See a sampling of the world's music outside of the Western classical traditions at Harvard's Archive of World Music.