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Music Therapy: Subject Headings

Use this guide to find information about music therapy that can be used in the area of music or in the alternative health field.

Search Term Suggestions

USE   

  • Music therapy

FOR A NARROWER SEARCH TRY

  • Music therapy for the aged
  • Music therapy for children
  • Musical therapy

FOR A BROADER SEARCH TRY

  • Music, Physiological aspects
  • Music – Psychology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Therapeutics, Physiological

OR, TRY OTHER SUBJECTS

  • Alternative medicine
  • Traditional medicine
  • Complimentary medicine     

 

General Search Strategies

Searching in the OPAL catalog for your topic:  

SUBJECT AND KEYWORD searches are not the same. The catalog uses controlled vocabularies for subjects. Keywords are natural language. If you find an appropriate book using a keyword find similar books by searching the same subject headings.

A CONTROLLED VOCABULARY like Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) helps ensure the same topics are described using a formalized terminology. The terms are based on broad and narrow topics. Other controlled vocabularies include: Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), or LC subject headings for children's literature.

SEARCH TIPS  on the catalog page explain combining words for the most efficient way to find what you need. Or, look at the help link to decide how to search.

MARKING RECORDS enables you to save to a list then print or email a selected group of items.

A BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD  in the online catalog will give important information including the title, author, publisher, publication date, subject headings and the Dewey decimal call number. 

THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM is a classification scheme used to organize books. Other libraries may use the Library of Congress Classification System.