Research Guide: Seminar Current Issues in Music Education (MU 455)

Library Catalogs--find books & more


MnPALS Quick Fitz Library Catalog

Search for books and audio-visual materials located in the Fitzgerald Library. Check your account for Due dates & Renewals

Search WorldCat to locate materials not in our library. Click on "full text button Find it at SMU" to order. For more information about how to obtain these items see our Interlibrary Loan page.


Reference Universe

Search for books in the Fitzgerald Library Reference Collection


Reference Books

Dictionary of Music Education Mark Ely & Amy Rashkin R780.7 E52
Dictionary of Multicultural Education Carl Grant & Gloria Ladson-Billings R370.117 D55
Encyclopedia of American Education 3 vols. Harlow G. Unger R370.9733 U57
Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent 2 vols. Thomas Hunt, et al R371.2 E56
Learning and the Brain 2 vols. Sheryl Feinstein R370.1523 P89
Psychology of Classroom Learning 2 vols. Eric Anderman R370.1523 P97
Songs for Young Singers J. Arden Hopkin R016.782 H79
Teaching Music through Performance in Band Richard Miles R780.7 T253b



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Databases & Indexes--find articles


Academic Search Premier

Designed specifically for academic institutions, contains scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text articles and citations from nearly 8,000 journals. Includes over a thousand journals in education. (from EBSCO)

1975-current | Some full text | More info


Education Source

Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals and includes full text for more than 1,800 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews and over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. (from EBSCO)

1929-current | Some full text | More info


Educator's Reference Complete

Provides more than a 1000 academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many reference sources for education students. Contains full text coverage of nearly half the titles indexed in ERIC. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980-current | Full text | More info



The Education Resource Information Center provides access to education literature and resources. Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966. (from EBSCO)

Use the OCLC FirstSearch interface | Use the ERIC government interface

1966-current | Some full text | More info



Provides access to a comprehensive music collection which includes classical music, jazz, world music, folk music, Chinese music, and more all in a streaming format. Includes informational commentary on composers, discussions of classical music and opera, and a pronunciation guide.

15,000 + CD | Listen only no downloads | More info


Professional Collection

Provides access to over 300 full text journals for educators. To become familiar with what K-12 students are using in MN, look at the Gale Junior, Kids, and Student Editions as well as at the Junior Reference Collection and the Discovering Collection. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

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Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles as well as more than 200 educational reports. Includes full text for Chronicle of Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Learning Disabilities, and Theory Into Practice. (from EBSCO)

Some full text | More info


Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Some full text| More info


RILM Abstracts of Music Literature 

First stop for music researchers in all areas. Comprehensive, on-going guide to publications (articles, books, dissertations, reviews, and more) in music literature worldwide. (from ProQuest)

1967-current | Citations & abstracts only



Full text access to several high-quality, scholarly journals in the area of music including International Journal of Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education.

1999-current | Full Text



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Choose from all Fitzgerald Library indexes and databases


Journals A-Z

Search an A-Z list of all journals, magazines, and newspapers in the Fitzgerald collection both online and in print. If we do not have the journal you need to access your article, you may order the article through interlibrary loan.


Research Help

Search tips (Boolean operators truncation/wildcards), citation examples, and more


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Recommended Web sites



From the United Nations Statistics Division, a valuable resource for primary and secondary teachers developing curricula on such global concerns as peace, poverty, human rights, and world hunger.


Education Resource Organizations Directory

"use the Education Resource Organizations Directory to find organizations that provide information and assistance on many education-related topics, such as multicultural education, at risk persons, standards, teaching methods, and much more. You can also utilize the advanced search option to find organizations that provide curriculum guide services."



The National Association for Music Educators


PBS Teacher Source

This free professional development resource helps teachers quickly and easily find 4,000 + lesson plans and teaching techniques for grades K-12. Choice Outstanding Academic title 2003


Perpich Center for the Arts Education

Arts education resource center, its catalog may be searched through MnPALS


University of Kentucky

Teaching certification requirements for all 50 states



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Government Web Sites


Department of Education U.S.


Digest of Educational Statistics

A compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from pre-kindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).


Minnesota Department of Education



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To locate full text articles from abstracts and citations click on full text icon Full Text Options - Saint Mary's University

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