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Reference books are located in G209. They cannot be checked out. However, copy machines are available for your convenience. Copies are $.15 apiece in our library. Also available is ascanner in the Reserve Room, G201. You can scan pages of reference books, then swipe your card to print the scanned pages.
Quiet Study Room
Are you a person who needs a quiet environment in order to study effectively?
There are several small rooms available for study purposes.
Ask at the Reserve Desk in G201 if you would like to usea study room. You will need your current, barcoded NCCC ID card.
Selected Reference Books
Encyclopedia of African American Music
Call Number: REF ML101 .U6 E53 2011
Over 500 in-depth entries by more than 100 scholars on a vast range of topics such as genres, styles, individuals, groups, and collectives as well as historical topics such as music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and numerous others.
The Encyclopedia of Country Music
Call Number: REF ML102 .C7 E54 2012
Explores the latest and most critical trends within the industry,shedding light on such topics as the digital revolution, the shifting politics of country music, and the impact of American Idol (reflected in the stardom of Carrie Underwood). Other essays cover the literature of country music, the importance of Nashville as a music center, and the colorful outfitsthat have long been a staple of the genre.
Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music
Call Number: REF ML102 .R6 P54 2009
Characterized by blaring distorted guitars, drum solos, and dramatic vibrato, the heavy metal movement headbanged its way to the popular culture landscape with bands like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath the 1970s. Motley Crue and Metallica made metal a music phenomenon in the 1980s. Heavy metal continues to evolve today with bands like Mastodon and Lamb of God.
The Encyclopedia of New Wave
Call Number: REF ML3534 .B85 2012
Celebrates the hugely influential New Wave musical movement of the late 1970s and 80s. Originating as a less-aggressive sister movement to punk, New Wave encompassed a wide range of styles, from Brit pub-rock to electronica, synth-pop, and even ska.
Icons of Hip Hop
Call Number: REF ML394 .I26 2007
Provides substantial entries on the most revolutionary hip-hop artists and innovators, past and present, and offers in-depth coverage of each icon's influence in shaping hip-hop music. Hip-hop fans will appreciate the critical analysis of the icons' social and cultural impact as well as issues of enduring significance, such as the influence of gangsta rap on youth culture.
Music in American Life
Call Number: REF ML101.U6 M87 2013
A fascinating exploration of the relationship between American culture and music as defined by musicians, scholars, and critics from around the world.
Story Behind the Protest Song
Call Number: REF ML3551.5 .P58 2008
Features 50 of the most influential musical protests and statements recorded to date, providing pop-culture viewpoints on some of the most tumultuous times in modern history.
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To search for REFERENCE BOOKS, first click the tab that says "Advanced Search" at the top of the library catalog search page. Limit your search to "Reference , 2nd Floor," in the drop-down box labeled "More Collections"
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