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MUS 330: Music in the World: Asian Music: Find Books in UK's InfoKat

Fall 2019

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What can you find in InfoKat Discovery?

Search InfoKat Discovery to find resources owned by the University of Kentucky Libraries: books, journals, theses & dissertations, CDs, DVDs, links to ebooks, online journals, journal articles.

What about those online resources?

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Journal of the American Musicological Society

Full text available at: JSTOR Arts and Sciences III

  • Available from 1948 volume: 1 issue: 1Most recent 3 year(s) not available
  • Full text available at: JSTOR Current Scholarship Program CompleteAvailable from 2001 volume: 54 issue: 1

Full text available at: ProQuest International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text New Platform

Available from 1948 until 2012 volume: 65 issue: 3

Public notes:

  • Full text available at: ProQuest PAO Periodicals Archive Online Collection 3.2 Update New Platform
  • Available from 1948 until 2000

Subject Terms in InfoKat

Music Subject Headings:

   Communisim in music
   Feminism and music
   Feminist music
   Gender identity in music
   Homosexuality in music
   Masculinity in music
   Music and state
   Music and war
   Music in propaganda
   Music--Psychological aspects
   Music--Social aspects
   Music, Influence of
   Patriotic music
   Popular music
   Socialism in music
   Totalitarianism in music

Subject Headings for Ethnomusicology:

Type in a heading below and follow with the country/region OR language as indicated:

Dance music + country/region → Dance music--India

Folk music + country/region → Folk music--Mongolia

Folk songs + language → Folk songs, Chinese

Music + country/region → Music--Asia

Musical instruments +country/region → Musical instruments--India

Percussion music + country/region → Percussion music--Korea

Sacred music + country/region → Sacred music--China

Songs + language → Songs, Japanese

Carnatic music

Gamelan music

Koto music

P'i p'a music



Taiko (Drum ensemble)

Throat singing

Call Numbers for Browsing

ML3469-ML3541 Popular music

ML3916-ML3918 Music--Social aspects

ML335   Stringed instruments

ML358   Flute family

ML379   Oboe family

ML533   Other, wind family

ML634   Zither family

ML634   Other, plucked

ML655   Percussion

ML724.5   Other, bu instrument

ML3740 -- ML3775   Asia

ML3746   China

ML3747   Taiwan

ML3748   India

ML3750   Japan

ML3752   Korea

ML3753   Korea (North)

ML3758.A783   Asia, Central

ML3758.M6   Mongolia

ML3758.T5   Thailand

ML3796 -- ML3799   Ethnomusicology

Searching for Music in InfoKat Discovery

Quick Tips for Searching InfoKat

Keyword Searching (the default search box)

  • Will search all the words you have entered, but not necessarily in the same order.
  • Use quotations to search phrases: e.g., "javanese gamelan"

Creator/Author Search (=composer, performer, ensemble)

  • Enter: last name, first name [case doesn't matter]

Title Search (in Advanced search or Browse search)

  • Enter as much of the title as you know.
  • Drop initial articles in ALL languages.
  • Best results if you search the musical title in its original language. (check Grove's)
  • Search song titles here in addition to the Keyword Search.

Subject Search (in Advanced search or Browse search)

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  • use the asterisk mark * for truncation  cultur*  will retrieve all of these terms: culture, cultures, cultural, and so on.

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