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All cataloged materials in the JFL library receive Library of Congress Subject Headings. These headings are like keywords, but are more precise and less flexible. The following headings are suggestions of the patterns that LC headings follow for the field of music.
(Area of music plus – Instruction and study)
Music – Instruction and study
Choral singing – Instruction and study
School music – Instruction and study
Guitar – Instruction and study
(Use History and criticism or analysis as subheadings)
Music – History and criticism
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 – Criticism and interpretation
(Composer’s name, dates if you know them plus – Criticism and interpretation or Analysis)
Music – 19th century – History and criticism
(Narrow search results by adding time period for music style)
Piano – History
(Type of instrument and appropriate subheading)
Ministers of music
Contemporary Christian music
Music – Italy – History and criticism
(Music, name of country or people group, and subheading)
Music – social aspects
Credo contains content from hundreds of reference books covering every major subject including music. This is a good place to research composers and types or time periods of music. Credo will provide links to numerous reference books on any chosen topic. It may also link out to journal articles found in the library's many databases. Use it as a starting point to provide basic background information.
Cambridge Companions to Music provide clear and accessible information on composers, instruments or musical topics, written with the student, the performer and the music lover in mind. Each volume provides a carefully structured series of specially-commissioned essays by leading authorities offering comprehensive reference material.