Annotated Bibliographies by Topic (ML 120-128 and VARIOUS)


Music Therapy

Brannen, Michelle H. MusicLink: Library Guides: Music Therapy.

Eagle, Charles T., Jr. CAIRSS (Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval Service System) for Music.

Eagle, Charles T., Jr., and John J. Miniter, ed. Music Psychology Index, 3 vols.

Florida State University School of Music, Music Therapy.

Hansen, Petrea. Art Therapy in Canada.

Nicholas, Mary J., and J. Boyle. “An Annotated Bibliography of Single Case Experimental Research in Music Therapy.”

Trans-Hyperborean Institute of Science.


Brannen, Michelle H. MusicLink: Library Guides: Music Therapy. http://toltec.lib.utk.edu/~music/guides/therapy.html. Accessed 27 July, 2001.

Use: Excellent database covering a wide selection of current topics in music therapy. Useful for undergraduate research papers or specialists reviewing conference proceedings.

Coverage: Mostly American and European references dating from 1960-present.

Organized: Categorized by eleven subjects: Internet Resources, Library of Congress Classification Numbers, Subject Headings in the online catalog, Current Periodicals, Periodical Indexes, Music Library CD-ROM Databases, Reference Books, General Music Therapy, Retarded and Handicapped Individuals, Medical Materials, and Psychological Materials. Each entry is alphabetical by author, includes the title and call- number. No abstracts are included.

Pros: Includes very current information and access to many useful databases.

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Eagle, Charles T., Jr. CAIRSS for Music. http://imr.utsa.edu/CAIRSS.html. Accessed 27 July, 2001.

Use: A Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval Service System focused on topics related to music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine.

Coverage: International in coverage. Types of documents included are case studies, empirical studies, theoretical studies, conference reports, and journals.

Organization: May search by author, title, and keyword. An index will list all possible entries related to search. Each entry contains the author, title, publishing information, subjects related to entry, type of document and language of text.

Pros: Very current. Includes information from recent conferences and research that may not yet be published.

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Eagle, Charles T., Jr., and John J. Miniter, ed. Music Psychology Index, 3 vols. Denton, Tex.: Institute for Therapeutic Research, 1976-1984. Mus Ref ML 128 .L3 M85

Use: Useful for locating sources that may have been neglected by the major music periodical indexes during this period.

Coverage: International in coverage. Limited to articles published in journals around 1960-1984.

Organization: Standard index format. Entries include keywords, subjects in music therapy, music psychology, authors, and composers. Abstracts not included.

Cons: Narrowly focused and limited to a brief time frame.

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Florida State University School of Music, Music Therapy. http://otto.cmr.fsu.edu/memt/therapy/. Accessed 27 July, 2001.

Use: A guide to the most recent publications in Music Education and Music Therapy by Florida State University Faculty. Provided as a service to the research community.

Coverage: Includes works by Clifford K. Madsen, Jayne M. Standley, Dianne Gregory, and Steve N. Kelly. Focuses mainly on experimental research dealing with music on the human body and mind. Topics include Music as a Therapeutic Intervention in Medical and Dental Treatment, The Role of Music Therapy in Educating Severely Handicapped and Music as a Control over Human Behavior. Publications range from 1980 to present.

Organization: Strictly bibliography. Entries include author, article titles, journal, publication information, and reprint information. Abstracts not included.

Pros: Very current.

Cons: Research is limited to four authors.

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Hansen, Petrea. Art Therapy in Canada. http://home.ican.net/~phansen. Accessed 27 July, 2001.

Use: A noninclusive resource page for those interested in researching current publications in Art Therapy. Especially useful for professionals keeping up to date with latest publications.

Coverage: Publications range from 1980 to present and cover the United States and Canada.

Organization: Includes 12 categories of art therapy: General, Phototherapy, Learning Disabilities and ADD, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Children, Treatment of Trauma, Bereavement Issues, Adults, Family and Group, Projective Uses, and New Books. Alphabetical by author within each category. Each entry includes complete bibliographic information. Abstracts not included.

Pros: Updated weekly. Includes a direct link to various author’s web sites.

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Nicholas, Mary J., and J. Boyle. “An Annotated Bibliography of Single Case Experimental Research in Music Therapy.” Journal of Music Therapy no. 20 (fall 1983): 156-63. ML 1 .J615x (Stacks NOT Music Reference)

Use: A practical guide for experimental research in music therapy. Useful for students and professors continuing research in music therapy.

Coverage: Experiments range from 1966-1982. Sources limited to Journal of Music Therapy.

Organization: Organized by publishing date. Includes a brief description of each experiment followed by a bibliography.

Cons: Very narrowly focused and limited in coverage. Out of date.

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Trans-Hyperborean Institute of Science. http://t-hyp.com/articles.html. Accessed 27 July, 2001.

Use: A unique and unusual approach to healing with music. Includes most recently published books and articles.

Coverage: Topics relate to music, sound, and vibrational medicine. Mostly limited to sources published in America.

Organization: Not organized alphabetically or by subject. Each entry includes the title, author, brief abstract and publishing information.

Pros: Relatively current.

Cons: Narrow selection of sources. May not be reliable sources, somewhat hoaxy.

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