Want to know how the arts of music affect society? Try searching: impact+arts+society or impact+music+society
Other [Online] Library Catalogs - especially WorldCat- These provide information regarding specific materials that a library (or libraries) owns/own. Use for locating: books, journal titles and holding information (NOT specific articles),scores, & A-V materials
Music-related Databases: Music Index, IIMP, RILM
Education-related Databases: ERIC, Professional Collection
General Databases: Academic Search Premier, JSTOR, Lexis-Nexis Academic- These are databases that the Library pays to provide access to. We pay for "quality" of information. Generally, Commercial/Subscription Databases provide a higher percentage of reliable or authoratative information. Searching commercial databases is usually more time efficient than simply searching "The Net." Online subscription databases come in several different varieties: some give bibliographic citations only to articles in magazines, journals, and newspapers on specific topics; some provide citations and annotations about the works cited; some provide full-text information for articles. Use databases to find quick reference-type information or to find articles in journals, magazines, newspapers, and some reference sources.
Internet Search Engines - especially Google Scholar- These resources provide means for finding information on just about any topic on the Internet. There is an incredible wealth of information out there BUT you have to be careful to "check out" Internet sources to determine their reliability. Note such things as:
These Butler databases are most relevant to research in Piano Pedagogy and Piano Pedagogy Trends: