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Research Guide for Art and Music

This guide lists selected print and electronic resources available to LCU learners.

Find Books for in-depth or historical information
Art books are shelved in the N call # section. Music shelved in the M call # section.

Search the library catalog by:

keyword or phrase




periodical title

Search examples: Art motif is keyword. Art—Themes, motives is subject heading.
Art education is keyword. Art—Study & teaching is subject.
Melody books is keyword. Musical books is subject heading.
Subject Headings listed on the detailed record define/broaden/narrow terms

Find background information in M-N Reference books, such as:
Dictionary of Art
New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians

Find Articles using Databases for current information
Journals shelved by title in current, fiche, film or back issues – see
catalog for holdings.
Click here for a list of current Art and Music Subscriptions.
Many journals not located at LCU may be in a full text database or at a local library or may be requested from another library (1-2 weeks delivery – see
ILL Info Guide)

Key databases:
Humanities Full Text
Humanities International

For teaching methods: Professional Development Collection

ANY topic: Academic Search (includes many full text journals)

Other databases may be useful depending on topic.
Few databases have all articles with text.
Database content may change due to contracts between publisher & vendor.

Internet: validate for authority, currency & source (edu, gov, org are best)
Mother of All Art & Art History Links – artists, art history & movements – index to recordings, bios, music genres & terms

International Music Score Library Project:
Digital Scores & Libretti Collection:
Music Education Online:
Performing Arts Encyclopedia:

For additional help, contact a Librarian in person or 720-7326 or