Music Education Resources: Home

A guide to the resources in the WWU Music Library related to music education.

Helpful Links

Professional Organizations:

More Helpful Links

Online Resources:

Related Call Numbers

M1985.................Musical Games
M1990.................Kindergarten Songbooks
M1992.................Primary & Secondary School Songbooks
ML81...................Musical Prodigies
ML83..................Children and Music
ML128.J8............Bibliography Juvenile Music
ML132.................Graded Lists
ML156.4.C5.........Discography Children’s Music
ML3928-3930.......Literature for Children
MT17...................Music in Special Education
MT155.................Theory for Children
MT918.................School Music
MT920.................Kindergarten Music
MT930.................Elementary School Music
MT948 & M1993...Action Songs

Subject Terms

Selecting search terms:
When you are just beginning your research, discovering which terms to search on can be daunting. Here are a couple approaches:

  • Conduct a Subject search on the phrase Music Instruction and Study Juvenile. This will pull up a large list of subject headings, each linked to a list of related materials. 
  • When you find a good resource, pull out key terms or phrases from the bibliographic record to use in Keyword search. 

Limiting searches by media type:

  • Searches can be limited to media type. Either conduct an Advanced Keyword search and limit your search to printed materials (for books), music recordings (for sound recordings), or visual media (for DVDs and VHS), or conduct your search and click the limit/sort button at the top of the search results list.

How to search the catalog:

  • On the library catalog page, change the drop-down menu to "Subject" and use any of these additional subject terms.

Jaques-Dalcroze, Emile
Kodaly, Zoltan
Music Instruction and Study Juvenile
Music Instruction and Study Philosophy
Orff, Carl
Preschool Music
School Music
School Music Instruction and Study
Activity Programs
School Music Public Relations
School Music Supervision

Music Education

Please note, this guide is only an indication of resources in the Music Library for studies in music education. It is not a comprehensive listing of all relevant materials, but this guide does provide you with the resources to begin your research.

Article Indexes & Databases for Music Education

Article Indexes:
International Index to Music Periodicals [electronic resource]: IIMP. Alexandria,
   VA: Chadwyck-Healey Inc.; [Ann Arbor, MI]: Pro Quest Information and Learning Company
   ML113 .I58 [internet]

Music Index. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1949-
   Print version covers articles published 1949-2005. Online version covers articles published
   from 1979-present
   ML118 .M84 [internet]

RILM Abstracts of Musical Literature. New York, NY: RILM; Baltimore, MD: NISC, c1997-
   Print version covers 1969-1997
   ML1 .I835 [internet]

 

Databases for Music Education:
CAIRSS for Music: Computer-assisted Information Retrieval Service System. San
   Antonio, TX: Institute for Music Research, University of Texas, 1994?-
   Provides only citations to 27 periodicals related to music education, psychology, medicine,    and music therapy
   ML113 .C32 1994 [internet]

Musical Education Resource Base: Including the Canadian Music Index. Victoria, BC:       University of Victoria, c1995
   An index covering about 35 periodicals normally indexed in Canadian Music Index since    1956
   ML128 .I64 [internet]

Core Databases

Head of Music Library

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Guide development

Guide developed by Kaleigh Cook, WWU Distinguished Student Employee

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