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Unformatted text preview: Basic Research Tools ­ MUS 308 1. On line $ $ $ Grove Music Online ­ Go to the U. of T. library website, and click on "e resources." Type in "New Grove Dictionary of Music. " This is an electronic compilation which includes the current versions of NG articles, as well as articles in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. You can search it for names of composers or other musicians, musical terms, na mes of cities, names of operas, etc. Follow directions on the website for citing NG articles. They must be cited by author and title of the individual article(s) you use. (There are also hard copies of the NG in the Music Library and at Robarts reference, but the online version is the most comprehensive and up­to­date.) The best online search tool for books and articles on music is "RILM," also accessible electronically from the U' of T' library website. A fascinating resource if you are looking for eighteenth­century English books on any source is "ECCO" (Eighteenth­Century Collections Online). We are fortunate to have this on our library website. You can access and read the full texts of thousands of books, including eighteenth­century books about Handel, and the database is searchable. 2. Books $ $ When writing your research essay, reme mber to look at the books on reserve in the Music Library. I have set aside the very best books, so do not ignore the m just because they are not available on the stacks. Many of the best resources are in periodicals which are either available on line in "J Stor" or Proquest , or can only be checked out overnight. The most up­to­date bibliography of literature on Handel is a book in the reference section of the Music Library: Mary Ann Parker, G.F. Handel: A Research Guide. New York: Routledge, 2005. ...
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