Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Monday, 10 November 2014

It's a Voyage of Discovery at the Whittaker Library

Before too long, the Whittaker Library will incorporate a discovery layer (it's called a Full Text Finder) which will enable users to explore both physical resources and all our electronic databases, all at once.  This should make it very much easier to get the most out of what the library holds.

Just imagine - supposing you're doing the Scottish music degree, and you decide there are five electronic databases that just might have useful info for you.  Right now, you'd need to look at each resource separately.  In future, you can search the lot, all together.  Watch this space for the announcement that the discovery layer has gone live.

Meanwhile, there are still surprises ... did you know that you can look up:-
  • Scottish music in the African American Music Reference
  • Nova Scotia or Cape Breton material in American Song
  • Archival Gaelic song in British Library Sounds
  • Niel Gow in Oxford Music Online or in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
  • Strathspey or Ballads in SCRAN
  • Scottish Music reported in times gone by, in Times Digital Archive
  • Uist, Cape Breton, or Niel Gow, in The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
. Why wait? Get exploring! 

We are the very helpful Whittaker Library at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  

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