Purpose: To acquaint you with materials in Cornette Library and available through Interlibrary Loan that will make research for your assignments easier.
- Excellent place to start research.
- Provide background information.
- Include basic information sources like dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, chronologies, and research guides.
- Encyclopedia of Special Education
- LC 4007 E53 2007 Ref.
- Comprehensive three-volume set.
- New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
- ML 100 .N48 2001 Ref.
- Comprehensive 20-volume music encyclopedia.
- Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning
- MT 1 .H138 1992 Ref.
- Includes "Research Regarding Students with Disabilities".
- Historical Research in Music Therapy: A Bibliography
- ML 128 .M77 S65 2002 Ref.
- Historical treatment - published by the American Music Therapy Association.
- Look in general areas arranged by Library of Congress classification call numbers.
- Examples of areas to browse:
- ML 3830 - ML 3838: Literature on Music. Psychology.
- ML 3920: Literature on Music...therapeutic use of music.
- MT 17: Music in special education.
Search Online Catalog
- Cornette Library's online catalog
- Includes books, government documents, videos, journal titles, etc. available throughout the Library. Suggested searches include:
- a keyword search for your subject, such as music games.
- a general LC subject heading such asmusic therapy.
- an LC subject heading for a specific subject such as music therapy for children.
To determine the most appropriate subject headings for your search, refer to the red Library of Congress Subject Headings near the Reference computers in the Library or search the online Library of Congress Authorities Catalog.
- Online catalog for libraries around the world.
- Lists Cornette Library books along with many more in other libraries.
- Search by keyword, author, title, or subject.
- Request books not in Cornette Library through the pre-filled Interlibrary Loan form. Allow at least two weeks for the books to arrive.
Provide current information
- Library shelves contain more than 1500 bound and current journals.
- Microform (film or fiche) available for dozens of leading newspapers, as well as other periodicals.
- Databases index articles found in journals and magazines.
- Citation only.
- Citation and a short summary of the article (abstract).
- Full text.
- General, covering many kinds of topics, and specialized, for specific disciplines.
How to Access Databases
- On-campus: In the library or HELC.
- Off-campus: Login with your Buff Advisor username (for example, js123456) and your Buff Advisor password (for example, buffaloes).
- Database citations not in full-text may be located in Cornette Library's online catalog, or the list of online journals.
- Use Interlibrary Loan to request articles inaccessible through Cornette library. Allow up to 1 week (3 weeks for books) for articles to arrive.
- MEDLINE (EBSCO)
- International coverage of all areas of medicine. Has links to some full text articles. Database available as MEDLINE(EBSCO), MEDLINE(FirstSearch), and MEDLINE(PubMed).
- Behavioral sciences database indexing journals, books, and book chapters. Has some links to full text.
- ERIC (EBSCO)
- Educational Resources Information Center. Online index of educational materials listed in Resources in Education (RIE) and Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE). Database available as ERIC(EBSCO), ERIC(FirstSearch), and ERIC (U.S. Dept. of Education). Some items have "Linked Full Text". Newest items with an "ED" ERIC number have link "Full Text from ERIC". Some older items with an "ED" ERIC number are available in the Cornette Library on microfiche, even though the items are not listed in the online catalog. Those items list "Availability" as "available... on microfiche". The ERIC microfiche is located on the north wall of the Micro Room on the second floor of the library.
Most of our databases will include the logo with the search results. Clicking this link will open a popup window with at least one of the following options:
- One or more links to the full text of the cited article.
- A link to a pre-set search of the Cornette Library catalog for the cited item.
- A link to a pre-filled Interlibrary Loan request form for the article.
- A link to various help options.
If you would like more information about the feature, please see the tutorial Using SFX to Link to Articles.
- Ask at the Reference Desk (first floor) or Periodicals Desk (second floor).
- Call 651-2215 during the hours Cornette Library is open.
- Use the "Ask A Librarian" reference feature to make an e-mail request.
- Interlibrary Loan allows you to obtain books and articles not available in the Cornette Library.
- Items come from another library, generally at no cost to you.
- Requests can take about one week for articles and up to three weeks for books.
- You must fill out a request form for each item.
Why must I cite the sources I use for research projects?
- To give credit to the author of the information you use.
- To avoid plagiarism (WTAMU Code of Student Life: Appendix I-Academic Integrity Code). Plagiarism is a serious offense that can result in a failing grade or worse!
- So that others can verify the information.
- To assist others in doing their own research.
American Psychological Association (APA Manual)
- Dr. Kahler requires you to use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
- A copy of the sixth edition of the APA Manual is located at the Reference Desk.
- Additional assistance is available from Citation Basics.
- Suggestions for improvements?
- Particularly helpful items?
- Please email Linda Chenoweth.