Just as the ERIC database uses a controlled vocabulary of search terms to improve the quality of your search, the library catalog uses Library of Congress Subject Headings to indicate the subjects covered by books, media and other cataloged resources.
Instead of music education, subject heading to use are:
- MUSIC -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
- SCHOOL MUSIC -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
- MUSIC IN EDUCATION
- [Type of musical composition] -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY, e.g., INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
- [Musical instrument] -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY, e.g., PIANO -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
- [Musical groups] -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY, e.g., BANDS (MUSIC) -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
Also consider searching:
- SPECIAL EDUCATION - MUSIC
- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
- (or for adults and children) PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
- CHILDREN WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES (or PEOPLE. . .)
- EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (a broader topic that also includes gifted children).
Also consider searching specific disabilities,
- AUTISTIC CHILDREN
- CEREBRAL PALSIED CHILDEN
For legal issues in education, use
- EDUCATIONAL LAW AND LEGISLATION.
For legal aspects of Special Education, use
- SPECIAL EDUCATION - LAW AND LEGISLATION.
For culturally responsive teaching, use:
- MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
- EDUCATIONAL EQUALIZATION