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Music Therapy Subject Guide




Databases and Journal Indexes

Academic OneFile (Gale InfoTrac)
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost) PASCAL icon
A general, multi-disciplinary database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals

Credo Reference   DISCUS icon
Provides access to more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, dictionaries, and reference titles from over 80 publishers, covering every major subject. Offers over 200,000 images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Over 10,000 Topic Pages present and organize a variety of information resources on a subject and act as a starting point for research.

ebrary PASCAL icon
A growing collection of over 100,000 electronic books in a wide range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser without downloading or installing anything to your computer. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download up to 10 entire books for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free). Individual chapters can also be downloaded in PDF format. Login to your personal account to take advantage of additional functionalities including setting a default citation format, highlighting and note taking within the text, adding hyperlinks to the text, saving books to a personal bookshelf, downloading content for offline use, and access to iOS and Android mobile apps. Off-campus users are automatically logged in to their personal accounts. On-campus users will be prompted to login when they need to use one of the additional functions or when they click the Sign In link. For more information, see the Quick Start Guide or the Download Guide.

EBSCO eBook Collection
A collection of over 21,000 electronic books available in full text online. These titles may be searched in the library's catalog or directly in the EBSCO database. Formerly known as NetLibrary, titles in this collection cover all subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Group)
The electronic books included in this collection are provided by the CSU Library and are in the categories of: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science. See also the GVRL ebooks provided by DISCUS.

General OneFile (Gale InfoTrac)
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines ranging from architecture to biology and history to mathematics.

Grove Music Online
This compendium of music scholarship offers the full texts of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. It includes 50,000 signed articles and 28,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world on all aspects of music. Grove Music Online is now part of Oxford Music Online, which also includes the Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music.

HathiTrust     FREE
HathiTrust is a growing digital repository of books and journals from a group of large research libraries. It includes both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as through in-house initiatives at HathiTrust partner libraries. The full text of all materials is searchable by everyone, and the full text of materials in the public domain are openly viewable by everyone. To limit your search to the approximately 30% of the HathiTrust collection which is in the public domain, simply check the "Full view only" box on the search screen. Additional options are available for non-partners by creating a Friend Account. Hathi (pronounced hah-tee) is the Hindi word for elephant, an animal highly regarded for its memory, wisdom, and strength.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

Naxos Music Library Always remember to click the red LOGOUT button at the top of the NML screen when you are finished using Naxos Music Library to ensure that you clear your connection. Closing the browser or going to another site without clicking the log-out button will keep your user space occupied and can sometimes prevent you or other users from logging in since this subscription allows only 5 users to be logged in at one time. NML is an online classical music library offering streaming access to more than 17,000 CDs with more than 250,000 tracks. On average, 500 new CDs are added to the library every month. Additionally, it provides playing times of individual works or movements, detailed music notes, and opera libretti. NML can be searched by composer, work and label, by keyword search, and by a sophisticated advanced search.

Naxos Music Library Jazz Always remember to click the red LOGOUT button at the top of the NML screen when you are finished using Naxos Music Library to ensure that you clear your connection. Closing the browser or going to another site without clicking the log-out button will keep your user space occupied and can sometimes prevent you or other users from logging in since this subscription allows only 5 users to be logged in at one time. NML-Jazz is an online collection of Jazz music offering streaming access to 22,600 tracks of jazz from over 2,300 albums from 500 jazz artists, with new jazz releases continually added. NML-Jazz can be searched by featured artist(s), disc/song title and catalogue number.

New York Times
Selected full text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present is available in several of the library's databases, with complete digital coverage from 2008 to three months ago available in ProQuest Digital Microfilm. In addition, the library keeps the last 8 weeks of the newspaper in paper format, and has 1851 to 2009 on microfilm. To locate the correct resource for the date you need, see this list.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Newstand (Gale InfoTrac)
Provides access to more than 2,700 national, international, state and local newspapers with selective coverage between 1980 and 2012.

Oxford Companion to Music
This fulltext resource includes articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles. Including jazz, popular music, and dance, the Companion offers a concentrated focus on the Western classic tradition, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Oxford Companion to Music is now part of Oxford Music Online, which also includes the Oxford Dictionary of Music and Grove Music Online.

Oxford Dictionary of Music
This fulltext resource includes entries on composers, performers, conductors, musical terms and forms, instruments, works, venues, individual works including operas and ballets, musical styles, and much more. Oxford Dictionary of Music is now part of Oxford Music Online, which also includes the Oxford Companion to Music and Grove Music Online.

Oxford Music Online
This fulltext resource offers users the ability to access and cross-search the resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. It includes Grove Music Online, the Oxford Companion to Music, and the Oxford Dictionary of Music.

Oxford Reference Online Premium
Combines language and subject reference works together to form a large reference library. It contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
Intended for public, academic, and high school libraries, Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm: New York Times
This resource provides cover-to-cover full image access to the New York Times from 2008 to three months ago for an online experience that resembles paging through the newspaper in print or viewing it on microfilm. Users may crop, zoom, or rotate page images and then print, email, or save in PDF format. In addition, the library provides access to selected full text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present in several other databases, keeps the last 8 weeks of the newspaper in paper format, and has 1851 to 2009 on microfilm. To locate the correct resource for the date you need, see this list.

Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)
Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film, television, gardening, health, medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news, current events, photography, popular and classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports, fitness, transportation, travel and much more. Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994.

WorldCat
A shared catalog that provides information about books, periodicals, audio/visual materials, etc. from thousands of libraries around the world and indicates which libraries hold the items.


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Print Sources

Applications of Music in Medicine (Ref. ML 3920 .A7 1991)

Art and Science of Music Therapy: A Handbook (ML 3920 .A77 1995)

Dynamics of Music Psychotherapy (ML 3920 .D95 1998)

Effectiveness of Music Therapy Procedures: Documentation of Research and Clinical Practice (ML 3920 .E35 2000)

Handbook of Music Psychology (Ref. ML 3830 .H160 1996)

Historical Research in Music Therapy: A Bibliography (Ref. ML 128 .M77 H44 2002)

Music as Medicine: The History of Music Therapy Since Antiquity (ML 3920 .M8964 2000)

Music Therapy & Medicine: Research Compendium (ML 3920 .M8974 1999)

Music Therapy: International Perspectives (Ref. ML3920 .M9 1993)


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Internet Resources

American Music Therapy Association


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Journals and Magazines

The following journals are available in the CSU library:

Journal of Music Therapy

Music Therapy Perspectives

Psychology of Music


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