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Finding appropriate resources amongst the mass of information available is not always easy, but making use of the resources and assistance available here will make your efforts far more effective and successful.

Before you begin searching for information ensure that you have correctly identified the subject or topic you require information on and what you are required to do with this information (outline, explain, compare/contrast, etc.). Refer to the Analysing the question guide if you require help with this, or see one of our Learning Advisors.

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Information resources on this subject can be found in the following locations.

780-789 Music


If you require further help with finding information please ask at the desk or contact your Subject Librarian.

Adam Smith
ph| (06) 974 8000, extension 6067
email| asmith@eit.ac.nz

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EIT Primo Search

Primo searches the library’s physical resources and many of the databases EIT has available.

  • Select EIT Libraries to search across our print collection. Select All Resources to search across our print and electronic collection.
  • Use Primo instead of searcing across all the search tools one by one.
  • Use the limiters on the left to reduce the number of results (e.g., limit by resource type or date).
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credo
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    Search across a wide range of reference resources such as
    encyclopedias, dictionaries and atlases.

  • Credo finds overviews and summaries and is useful when you are unfamiliar with a topic.
  • Often contains multiple entries on a topic (unlike Wikipedia). This allows you to gain a rounded understanding of your topic.

 

apa referencing

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Journal articles are written by experts in the field and are an excellent source for current and original research; often on quite specific aspects of a topic. Databases provide you with access to an increasing amount of articles which will help you find comprehensive information on your chosen topic.

Not all of our databases are full-text. If you find an article that only has an abstract we may be able to interloan it for you. Fill out an online interloan form.

Most of our databases have a help menu. If you need help with the databases contact your subject librarian.

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print journals

Guitar World
Mix
Modern Drummer
Rolling Stone
The Wire
An independent, monthly music magazine covering a wide range of alternative, underground and non-mainstream music.




ejournals

Billboard
International newsweekly of music, video and home entertainment; profiles, commentary, album ratings, feature articles, marketing and reviews.
Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society
Information on the history, design, construction, restoration, and usage of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods.
Music Theory Online
Refereed journal of the Society for Music Theory.
Music Trades
Focuses on various aspects of the music industry, from equipment to production and performance.



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apa referencing

How do I reference an article from a database?
How do I reference an article from a journal?
How do I reference a figure from an article from a database?
How do I reference a figure from an article from a database?

For further help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.

 

general databases

Credo Reference
An online library of hundreds of reference books including encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, atlases, biographies, quotations and subject-specific titles. There are millions of entries, including thousands of images and audio pronunciation files. Contributing publishers include Routledge, SAGE, Cambridge University Press, Wiley, Elsevier and many others.  Additional features include Mind Map and Topic Pages, plus links to the EIT library catalogue and databases.

Ebook Central
A collection of over 30,000 full-text e-book titles covering a wide range of academic subjects.

Biography in Context
Full-text biographical information on famous people, both historical and current.

InfoTrac OneFile
Full-text news and periodical content on a wide range of topics from general interest magazines, academic journals, business and technology publications, law journals, health care periodicals, newspapers and newswire services. Updated daily.

MasterFILE Complete
Multidisciplinary database providing full-text of nearly 2,000 general reference publications back to 1975. Includes full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central is a large multidisciplinary research resource combining more than 28 databases and covering more than 20,000 periodicals plus many other scholarly resources. Content is from scholarly journals, trade publications, company reports, dissertations, newspapers, newsletters, and newswires. Over 160 subject areas are covered including business and economics, health and medical (including nursing), education, social sciences, psychology, humanities, technology, science and more.

 

Australia/NZ Reference Centre
Australian and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books.

Index New Zealand (INNZ)
Indexes and abstracts selected New Zealand serial publications, including newspapers and 300 journals about New Zealand and the South Pacific. Subjects include general interest material, social research, current affairs, the arts and humanities. Coverage is from 1987.

New Zealand National Union Catalogue
The New Zealand National Union Catalogue on Te Puna is maintained by the New Zealand National Library and provides access to over 10 million records for New Zealand and overseas resources (books, reports, theses, serials and conference proceedings). It lists which New Zealand libraries hold these resources.


specific databases

ProQuest Central The Arts
Search ProQuest Central’s arts databases including the arts research library which contains a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers. Subjects covered include music, theatre, film, dance, architecture and design.

Use these resources to find eBooks relevant to your studies.

Most of our databases have a help menu. If you need help with the databases contact your subject librarian.

 


apa referencing

How do I reference an ebook?

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related guides

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ebrary

Ebook Central provides access to a wide range of electronic books on almost every topic.

Ebook Central

  • The books are always available to read, unlike the physical books which can be borrowed from the library.
  • Online bookshelf, annotation and highlighting to help with your study.
  • Provides citation information and exporting to EndNote for easy referencing.
  • Refer to Ebook Central Tutorials on YouTube for search tips.
  • Refer to Search Tips for search strategies.

 

 

 

 

These websites have been chosen by your subject librarian to provide you with a relevant selection of online resources. When searching for other online resources evaluate them and think critically about the information presented;

  • Who is making the content available, are they a reliable source?
  • Is the content they are presenting accurate?
  • Is it biased towards political or commercial interests?

Our evaluating the credibility of websites guide will help you with this process. Get in touch with a librarian or one of our Learning Advisors if you are unsure.

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google scholar

 

 

Google Scholar allows you to search for academic sources using Google's search capabilities. This excludes other non-academic material to give you a more scholarly selection of results. EIT's holdings can be displayed using Google Scholar, to allow you to see at a glance if EIT has access to the full-text of sources you may find. See our guide for step by step instructions.

recommended websites

Musicworks
Complete musical instrument sales & service.

Music Production Guide
Promotes the art of music production and engineering.

New Zealand Music Commission
Supports the growth of the music industry in New Zealand, both culturally and economically, at home and abroad.

SOUNZ: Centre for New Zealand Music
Champions the music of Aotearoa/New Zealand by collecting and curating resources and connecting them with audiences.

ideaschool---Music
EIT's ideaschool staff and students work

 


apa referencing

How do I reference a website?
How do I reference a figure from a website?

For further help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.

 


related guides

Evaluating the credibility of websites
Google Scholar


Everyone is aware of YouTube but as a student of EIT you also have access to the below resources to locate quality content.

If you do use YouTube, or other online video content, remember to critically evaluate the material you find:

  • Who is making the content available, are they a reliable source?
  • Is the content they are presenting accurate?
  • Is it biased towards political or commercial interests?

The principles given in our evaluating the credibility of websites guide will help you assess whether it is appropriate for academic purposes. Speak to a librarian or learning advisor if you are unsure.

Research Guides
Search Tips (Searching for Resources)

 


apa referencing

For help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.

 


related guides

eTV Student Guide
eTV Staff Guide
Evaluating the credibility of websites

 

etv

Click here to see eTV, a new resource you can access from the Library. The On Demand section lets you view and download recordings from TV and videos kept in the Library and Shop.The Live Channels feature lets you live stream TV channels. Use My eTV to store your favourite programmes, personal details and saved searches.
Go to the eTV website and choose ‘Login or Register’. If you have not used eTV before click ‘Register Now’ and complete the form to create your own login and password. Make sure to select ‘Eastern Institute of Technology’ as the institute name.

Please see the eTV Student Guide for help using eTV.

Please see the eTV Staff Guide for help to embed an eTV episode into your EIT Online course.

eTV Programmes
Composing and Producing Electronic Music
Give it a Whirl: Women in New Zealand Music
Led Zeppelin: Down the Tracks
Unsung Heroes of Māori Music
Studio Recording vs Live Performance: Rock Drums

 

Lynda.com has a large number of video learning resources in business, design, marketing, photography, video, music, animation, education, IT, software and much more… Lynda.com can be used to improve your technology skills, or other skills required as part of your coursework – take a look or talk to your tutor to discuss what might complement your learning.