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

Updates from the Music & Performing Arts Library

We've a got a few new things happening at MPAL this semester: Listening rooms 3, 4, and 5 now have upgraded equipment with new speakers, turntables, cassette decks, and CD players. Check it out in the picture to the right,...

New microform reader/scanner

You might have noticed that MPAL got a new microform reader/scanner this semester. If you need help using it, feel free to ask a staff member, or check out these short YouTube tutorial videos from another library.* We have a...

New printing system--release the print jobs!

As of yesterday we have a new printing release system. 1. When you want to print a document you can choose "Print" from the file menu, use the print icon in the task bar, or use Ctrl-P as you always...

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 has been replaced by the new Online Journals...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...

Partifi: make parts from a score

Partifi.org is a "free and automated tool for creating parts from music scores." This tool was created by those who seek to support and encourage the study and performance of early music who found that instrumental parts were often not...

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...

"Send to mobile" functionality in Classical Music Library and other ASP products

From ASP: We now have "Send-to-Mobile" functionality in Music Online, including all of the individual streaming music collections and some items in Opera in Video. This functionality will follow in all of our streaming video collections later this year. What...

Improvements to Music Online

MPAL subscribes to Classical Music Library, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sounds from Alexander Street Press. They have made improvements to Music Online, the cross-search platform (http://music.alexanderstreet.com) (and also to the native interfaces of each individual music collection). Highlights...

Twitter feed on our blog

If you are only reading our blog through an RSS feed reader like Google reader you might be missing the links from our Twitter feed that appear on the righthand side of our blog page. We don't always post the...

Additional full text options in IIMP and IIPA

There are now more full text link options for the International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) and the International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA) databases. If the full text of an article is available directly from one of those...

Classical Music Library recordings now findable through library catalog

You may know that we subscribe to the Classical Music Library streaming audio tool. Now when you search our online catalog, if a recording is available in CML, it will have it's own entry. Here's a Boolean search for Reger...

Now get access to articles listed in Grove bibliographies

We've activated the "Discover" buttons in the Oxford Music Online tool. So, when you look at a bibliography you can click on the blue "Discover" button to see if there is online access to the article. If not, it will...

Twitter is here

OK, while many of you seem shy about commenting on the blog, you have told me that you'd be interested in a Twitter stream from the Music and Performing Arts Library--so here it is: twitter.com/mpalillinois Click on "Follow" under the...

Do You Tweet?

Our little blog is now over 100 posts old. While I think this is a useful tool for you, dear reader, who may not have time to search for arts news on your own and also want to keep up...

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....

Folk Song Index online

The Folk Song Index Oberlin College Libraries and Sing Out! brings us this invaluable resource. "An index to traditional folk songs of the world with an emphasis on English-language songs. Each entry includes the song title, first line of chorus,...

Wrangle that citation data

Drowning in Data? RefWorks can Help These are the last two workshops of the semester! Sign up early, space is limited. Learn how to use RefWorks, a citation management software program subscribed to by the University of Illinois Library that...

Improvements in Classical Music Library tool

{From the folks at Alexander Street Press} The new release of Classical Music Library includes new features and updates in addition to a new interface. Users can now browse all classical works by album and find associated recordings using the...

New titles in the Music and Performing Arts Library

Want to know what new music, dance, or theatre materials we have in the Music and Performing Arts Library? Use the "New Titles @ the University Library" tool. You can narrow by library and/or subject and by date received. There...

Protect your laptop

Online laptop registration tool now available CITES has a new online tool to help protect laptops on campus. The Computer Registration Tool will allow anyone with a NetID to register their computer with CITES Security. Registering will help CITES Security...

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...

YouTube and Research

It comes as no surprise that students use YouTube for fun and for research, because it's easy to use and has a lot of content. Respected music writer Norman Lebrecht writes about how he too has been pulled into YouTube....

New scanner up and running

A new scanner is up and running in the Music and Performing Arts Library. Directions are on the machine cover; if you have any questions, just ask us!...

Music Library scanner not working

The scanner in the Music Library is currently out of order. We'll let you know when it's working again....

Happy Birthday iTunes

iTunes turns five from Wired.com...

Arts News

Want to keep up with what's happening in the arts? The site ArtsJournal can help you do just that. With categories for: issues, dance, ideas, media, music, people, publishing, theatre, visual, and classifieds, there is something for everyone. We've included...

Search Music Index and RILM at the same time (and more!)

Several of our music and other databases are available through the same vendor (Ebsco). This means that you can search in more than one of these databases simultaneously. 1. Go to the Online Research Resources page 2. Do a title...

Sibelius is here!

A not-very-well kept secret--we've got the Sibelius music software on two machines in the Music Library. They are on the end near the card catalogs--look for the notices on them that say "this machine has Sibelius." You can use the...

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Welcome to the blog for the Music and Performing Arts Library, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Here we'll share information about news and tools relevant to music, dance, and theatre researchers, as well as information about new items in the collection. We'll also post about news in the arts world that may be of interest to the Music and Performing Arts Library's users.

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