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Information Resources and Services for: Pop Music U.S.A
FTS 100: Pop Music U.S.A.

Fall 2011, 2011

Personnel:
Librarian: Jeff Jenson jjenson@gac.edu
Professor: D. Scott Moore smoore@gustavus.edu


Table of Contents:

Finding Books
  • MnPALS Plus
    The online catalog to the library at Gustavus Adolphus College. Choose "All Libraries" in the search options to search other MnPALS libraries (such as Minnesota State schools) and request books through Interlibrary Loan. View our MnPALS Plus tutorial.
  • WorldCat
    Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. Access to WorldCat is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM); the database can also be searched through its free web interface, at worldcat.org.
    1000 CE-present; updated daily
  • Interlibrary Loan
    For information on requesting books and articles from other libraries, visit our Interlibrary Loan page.
Reference Collection
  • American Decades
    Detroit: Gale Research 1994
    Presents social and cultural history in ten-year periods, covering the arts, business, fashion, law, medicine, religion, and more.
    • Location(s): Ref E 169.12 .A419 1994 (10 vols.)
  • Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World
    New York: Continuum 2003
    A comprehensive encyclopedia of popular music, with each volume organized thematically. Topics covered include the media, industry, and society, performance and production, and popular music of various world regions.
    • Location(s): Ref ML 102 .P66 C66 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music
    London: Muze 2006 4th edition
    Offers brief information on musicians, bands, musicals, and record labels. Includes a song title index.
    • Location(s): Ref ML 102 .P66 G84 2006 (10 vols)
  • Grove Music Online
    The online counterpart to the New Grove Dictionary of Music, this reference source contains articles on composers, performers, styles, genres, world music, instruments, and much more. This title is available through Oxford Music Online and can be cross-searched with The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music. The print version is also available in the reference collection.
Finding Articles
Databases for articles and other materials offer references to publications that may or may not be in this library; some databases offer full text of articles and others simply citations. You can access databases from a drop-down list on the library's main page.
  • Academic Search Premier
    The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
    1975-present; updated daily
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
    RILM Abstracts of Music Literature indexes over 500 scholarly sources on music and related disciplines, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, instruments and voice, dance, music therapy, music librarianship, the physics of music, and other fields as they relate to music. The majority of citations include abstracts.
    1967-present; updated monthly
  • JSTOR
    Full-text backfiles to over 350 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II, and Language & Literature collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year. To limit your search to full text articles, make sure that the option to "include links to external content" is turned off.
    1831-recent years
Finding Journals
  • Journal Locator
    Find out if we subscribe to a particular journal, either online or in print. If the journal is not available in print or full text at Gustavus, you may request copies of articles through Interlibrary Loan. This is fantastic!
Citing Your Sources
This page includes basic models for MLA, APA, and Chicago citations as well as links to more detailed online guides and sample papers.

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