Entries from Notes from the University of Illinois Music Library tagged with 'research'

Recently-processed special collections at NYPL Music Division

Marc-Antonio Consoli collection The Marc-Antonio Consoli collection consists of the composer's scores in the form of sketches, draft and finished manuscripts, printouts, and final published versions. William Engvick collection of Alec Wilder scores The William Engvick collection of Alec Wilder...

Deposit and Share Your Scholarly Work with IDEALS

Do you know that IDEALS is more than just a place for students to deposit their theses and dissertations? "IDEALS is the digital repository for research and scholarship - including published and unpublished papers, datasets, video and audio - produced...

Narrowing Searches in Library Catalog

Searching for items in the MPAL catalog can result in a ton of hits – which can sometimes be daunting. For example, a simple search for “Brahms Symphonies” results in nearly 500 items. But what if you are looking for...

MPAL Easy Search

Are you just beginning research for a project? If so, the Easy Search tool on the MPAL homepage may help you find many of the resources you need to get started. Easy Search searches the UIUC library catalog, I-Share, dictionaries...

New Online Journals and Databases Tool

Recently, you may have noticed some changes in the way you can search for journals and databases on the library website. The Online Research Resources (ORR) database (the yellow and blue pages!) has been replaced by the new Online Journals...

New interface for ProQuest databases

Do you use IIMP or IIPA or ProQuest Dissertations? If so, be prepared for a new look. It simplifies searching and expands the resources available. IIMP contains both full-text and abstracts to articles from 1874 to the present while IIPA...

International Students Library Workshop

International Students Library Workshop March 14th at 2:30 in the Seminar Room in MPAL This workshop is meant to provide some tips and resources for international students (or other students!) who need a little extra help doing college-level research in...

More new collections at NYPL Music Division

The following special collections have recently been processed for the Music Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and are open for research. For more information please contact the Music Division at musicdiv@nypl.org. One collection, the...

New collections at NYPL Music Division

Leon Kirchner Papers Abstract: The Leon Kirchner papers document the career of the composer, conductor and pianist from the 1950s to the early 2000s. They include scores and sketches, correspondence with important musical figures, writings, programs, clippings, photographs and posters....

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music now available online

MPAL now has an online subscription to the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. The text and the audio for this resource are now available in one place. You can search or browse. The advanced search gives you more options, including...

Illinois dissertations and theses in IDEALS

Did you know that you can find dissertations and theses created here at the U of I by using IDEALS? Students can now deposit electronic copies of their dissertations and theses, which means you can find full-text versions here. You...

Visual image resource (ARTstor)

Need visual images to support your research? Use ARTstor (U of I community only, library subscription resource). ARTstor Resources in Music History http://www.artstor.org/using-artstor/u-pdf/inter-music-history.pdf ARTstor Resources in Theatre and Dance http://www.artstor.org/using-artstor/u-pdf/inter-theater-dance.pdf What is ARTstor you ask? "ARTstor is a digital library...

Jazz on the Screen

Jazz on the Screen: A Jazz and Blues Filmography by David Meeker This searchable filmography documents the work of some 1,000 major jazz and blues figures in over 14,000 cinema, television and video productions....

Research workshops for graduate students

The Savvy Researcher http://www.library.uiuc.edu/learn/instruction/workshops.html Drop-in workshops geared to graduate students in all disciplines! small class size * hands-on * quick paced * one-hour sessions The information experts are here to help you with everything from informational organization strategies to...

Savvy Researcher workshops

Take advantage of these great workshops offered by the Main Library: http://www.library.uiuc.edu/learn/instruction/workshops.html...

the end is in cite

Perhaps you haven't started writing those term papers yet, or perhaps you are knee-deep in your thesis or dissertation. In either case, if you need a quick reminder about how to cite things in your paper, see the online version...

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