Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15

The Music Collection has CDs of music from all around the world, including the many musical traditions of Latin America.  You can find music in CardCat or by using the Libraries' Mediafinder for World Music or the Media Finder for Musical Recordings (Other than Classical). 

The World Music media finder allows you to search for folk and traditional styles by region, country, or language, and you can add a keyword for more specific searches.  The other-than-classical Media Finder searches popular music styles by genre, decade, and country.  One choice there is "Latin Pop," and you can further refine by country.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Index for Music Research: Music Index online

The Music Index, previously available to Ball State users only in print form, is now available online!  The interface is from Ebscohost, the same interface used by RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.  This means you can search the two databases simultaneously.  Simply open one, then click on "Choose Databases" and select the other (or more!)

Music Index includes information about music books, periodicals, and selected newspapers.  It began indexing in 1949, though the current database index includes only 1970 to the present.

By using the MultiLink button, users can go to the articles themselves
or to a page that links to the Ball State catalog (CardCat), WorldCat, or the Interlibrary Loan request form.

There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users, so you can be assured of always being able to use this resource.  You can find it on the Music Databases page of the Bracken Libraries' web site.