Friday, December 08, 2006

Music References, RefWorks

Anyone in the worldGood news! The whole Concordia community now has access to the very comprehensive RILM Abstracts of Music Literature database. That database is available through both on- and off-campus connections. It contains a remarkable number of references in most fields of music study, including most articles and books written in the anthropology of music, ethnomusicology, and comparative musicology. One of the nicest things about some of the newer bibliographic resources is that they are directly integrated with the RefWorks online reference manager (think Endnote or ProCite on the Web, only better). Concordia has a site license for RefWorks which means that any member of the Concordia community can set up RefWorks accounts, add references directly from online databases, including Google Scholar (it's especially easy from campus but can be done from other connections), and share references with the outside world. I've been posting a number of ethnomusicology and anthropology of music references through that functionality. Very useful!

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