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Thurlow Lieurance Memorial Music Library


Thurlow Lieurance
Thurlow Lieurance Memorial Music Library

313 Jardine Hall  978-3029

The Thurlow Lieurance Memorial Music Library  is located in the Music and Languages Innovation Center, in Jardine Hall, room 313, along with the Savaiano-Cress Language Lab.  Begun as a departmental collection, the holdings were incorporated in to the University Libraries system in 1981.  The library is named in honor of composer and former dean of the Wichita State University School of Music, Thurlow Lieurance.  The collection consists of scores, sound recordings (compact discs, phonograph records and audio cassettes), and basic music reference materials. The collection's primary purpose is to support the music curriculum, therefore the acquisition of new materials emphasizes the current areas of study and performance. 

The Music/Fine Arts Librarian is available to assist faculty, staff and students, as well as the general public, with their research, and is available for individual or class library instruction by prior arrangement. Please phone (316-978-3029) or e-mail in advance to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Featured Videos
Joyce Didonato in "La Cendrillon"

To see a full production, check out the DVD from the Music Library in the Music and Languages Innovation Center, Jardine 313, under call number M1500.M38 C46 2012.

About the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra of Kinshasa, Congo, Africa:

To see more, check out the library DVD: "Kinshasa Symphony" at the Music Library in the Music and Languages Innovation Center, Jardine 313, under call number ML28.K56 K56 2011.
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Databases (back to top)

Music Online WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only
NEW!!!!! Provides access to streaming audio, video, reference, and scores on the web. It cross searches American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries. (Alexander Street Press)

Oxford Music Online WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available
Online version of  The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd ed.). Formerly Grove Music Online. (OUP)

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Abstracts available http://library.wichita.edu/reference/images/PDF/RILM%20Abstracts%20of%20Music%20Literature%202010.pdf
RILM is a comprehensive music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes; with records on traditional music, popular music, and classical music, representing disciplines that include musicology, ethnomusicology, pedagogy, psychology, anthropology, sociology and others. All document types and media such as books, conference proceedings (going back to 1835), journal articles, dissertations as well as internet resources, sound recordings and motion pictures are included.

Music Index Online WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Index http://library.wichita.edu/reference/images/PDF/musicindex.pdf
The Music Index contains some abstracts, but does link to full text in the WSU Online Catalog. The Music Index indexes periodical articles, book reviews, and dissertations; from 1974 to present.

Naxos Music Library WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Index
Online listening!

Naxos Sheet Music Library WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Index http://library.wichita.edu/colldev/PDF/Naxos_SheetMusicLibrary_Transposition_Tutorial.pdf
Online sheet music with over 45,000 works available.

Databases - supplemental (back to top)

Academic Search Complete WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available Abstracts available
A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.   View Terms of Use   (EBSCO)  

JSTOR WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available
A cross-disciplinary database containing scanned-in full text articles of core scholarly journals, but without coverage for the last 5-7 years.

WorldCat WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Abstracts available Index
Included here are records of any type of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries. A good tool to use in generating interlibrary loan requests.

Research Library WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available
A generally useful cross-disciplinary database.

Project MUSE WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available http://library.wichita.edu/reference/images/PDF/ProjectMuse.pdf
A cross-disciplinary journal package with nearly 200 quality journal titles from some 30 scholarly publishers in the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, and many others.

ABI/INFORM Complete WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Some full text available Abstracts available http://library.wichita.edu/reference/images/PDF/ABI.pdf
Covers more than 3,000 scholarly journals and trade publications focusing on business and management, both U.S. and international. Abstracts with full-text articles provided for more than half of all publication titles. Includes regional and national newspapers.

ERIC (Proquest) WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Abstracts available http://libraries.wichita.edu/subsplus/assets/fckuserfiles/file/ERIC.pdf
For articles relating to music education and instruction.

SAGE Journals Online WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Some full text available Abstracts available
SAGE Journals Online provides access to the full text of individual SAGE journals. WSU Libraries does not subscribe to all journals found in the SAGE collection.

America: History and Life WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Abstracts available
This is a complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

Humanities Full Text WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available
A general database with articles relating to music and the performing arts.

Social Sciences Full Text WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Some full text available Abstracts available
Find here indexing, abstrats and full text relating to music in the social sciences (anthropology, community health, criminal justice, economics, family studies, geography, gerontology, minority studies, political science, psychiatry, psychology, social work, urban studies, and women's studies.

Biography Reference Bank WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available
A full text biographical resource that provides comprehensive coverage of people in the news and history-makers, along with images.

Book Review Digest Plus WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available
Provided here are reviews of current English language fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children, excluding reviews of textbooks.

NewsBank WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available
NewsBank offers full-text content of local and regional news from: The Emporia Gazette (2002-Current), The Kansas City Star (1991-Current), the Lawrence Journal-World (1990-Current), The Manhattan Mercury (1997-Current), The Topeka Capital-Journal (2002-Current) and The Wichita Eagle (1984-Current).

Books (back to top)

Oxford History of Western Music WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available
Offers a narrative account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. This landmark study has received universal acclaim and major awards in the field.  2 simultaneous users.  (Oxford)

E-Books (back to top)

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990 Available to everyone Full text available
An online reference source for basic biographical information on popular musicians.

Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available

Provides information on specific works, people, places and concepts as well as a summation of current thinking about Mozart. Extended articles on genres reflect the latest in scholarship and new ways of thinking about the works while the articles on people and places provide the necessary historical framework, as well as interpretation. Includes a series of thematic articles that cover the eighteenth century and Mozart's relationship to it.

Women Icons of Popular Music: The Rebels, Rockers, and Renegades WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available

Covers legendary artists who challenged the status quo and dramatically expanded the possibilities of women in the highly competitive music world. Using critical acclaim and artistic integrity as benchmarks of success, this resource features biographical and musical analyses of a diverse array of musicians from country, pop, rock, R&B, soul, indie, and hip-hop.

Gutenburg Available to everyone Some full text available
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks.

ACLS Humanities E-Book WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available
A collection of over 1500 books in the Humanities.

Handbooks & Guides (back to top)

Music Resources in Reference Available to everyone
An annotated listing of reference sources for music in the WSU Libraries.

Music Scores Classed in 'M2' Available to everyone
Music scores beginning with the call number: 'M2'

LC Call numbers for Music Available to everyone
Library of Congress Classification Outline -  Class M - Music

Organizations (back to top)

American Musicological Society Available to everyone
The American Musicological Society was founded in 1934 to advance research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship. 

College Music Society Available to everyone
The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

NAfME Available to everyone
National Association for Music Education

MTNA - Music Teachers National Assocation Available to everyone
Music Teachers National Assocation

Reference Sources (back to top)

Credo Reference WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available Index
Contains: Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music, Harvard Dictionary of Music, Metropolitan Opera Encyclopedia, New Penguin Dictionary of Music, and Key Concepts in Radio Studies

Music Resources in Reference Available to everyone
An annotated listing of reference sources for music in the WSU Libraries.

Gale Virtual Reference Library WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available
Gale Virtual Reference Library offers eBook reference including specific titles relating to music and the performing arts.

Web sites (back to top)

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology-Online Available to everyone
An international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines.

Opera America Artists' Portal Available to everyone
Here Opera America provides up-to-date career and directory information for singers.

Google Scholar WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Abstracts available http://libraries.wichita.edu/subsplus/assets/fckuserfiles/file/GoogleScholar.pdf
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. By accessing Google Scholar through this link you will also be able to connect WSU subscriptions.

SOAR (Shocker Open Access Repository) Available to everyone Some full text available
SOAR (Shocker Open Access Repository) is the institutional repository of Wichita State University. The purpose of SOAR is to make the University's digital scholarship available to global audience and to serve as a reliable digital storage.

Internet Archive Available to everyone
The Internet Archive Wayback Machine is a service that allows people to visit archived (old)versions of Web sites. Visitors to the Wayback Machine can type in a URL, select a date range, and then begin surfing on an archived version of the Web.