Review Essay: Music Library and Research Guides

Marian Wilson Kimber


Four current textbooks designed for graduate-level courses in music research demonstrate an orientation towards hard-copy reference sources for European art music. Most are organized primarily as bibliographies, reflecting the traditionally source-laden methodology of such courses; A Guide to Library Research in Music and Introduction to Research in Music also treat student writing. Pedagogical texts for music research should emphasize search skills over bibliographic control of numerous reference tools.


music research, music bibliography, graduate education

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