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Books and Journals of Acoustics at SIBL
Using our suggested research strategies you can find specialist books and journal articles to match your interests. Here is a list of some of the most important ones you may come across:
Acoustics. Leo Leroy Beranek. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1954 PFB (Beranek, L. L. Acoustics) One of the classic university textbooks on the subject, this advanced mathematical treatment is still the set textbook on degree-level acoustic and audio engineering courses.
Acoustical Engineering. Olson, Harry F. Princeton ; Van Nostrand, 1957 TTF (Olson, H. F. Acoustical engineering) A large, classic textbook on acoustics and still relevant (the 1957 text was reprinted in 1991). The author was an acoustical scientist at the RCA Research Laboratories in Princeton NJ (now the Sarnoff Research Laboratories) which pioneered sound recording and radio.
Fundamentals of acoustics. Kinsler, Lawrence E and Frey, Austin R. New York : Wiley, 1962. PFB (Kinsler, L. E. Fundamentals of acoustics, 1962) A classic university textbook, still recommended on degree-level courses.
Acoustics and noise control handbook for architects and builders. Leland K. Irvine and Roy L. Richards. Malabar, Fla.: Krieger Pub. Co., 1998. JSF 98-237
Noise control reference handbook. Hirschorn, Martin., Bronx, N.Y. : Industrial Acoustics Company, 1989. JSC 03-122 A largely non-mathematical and practical treatment of noise, its measurement and reduction.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards.Print editions of current standards are held on the open reference shelves in the reading room at SIBL. The Subject Index in Volume 1 lists specs, testing methods and practices under “acoustic, acoustical, noise”… etc *R - TA401.A65
These are printed journals to which SIBL subscribes. You can only see these journals by requesting them with a call slip, but you are welcome to request recent issues if just want to scan them for new content.
Acoustical physics. New York, NY, American Institute of Physics JSM 93-198 [1993- current]
Acoustical science and technology, edited by the Acoustical Society of Japan. Tokyo, Japan : The Society, 2001- . JSM 01-90 see also entry in online journals list
Environmental health perspectives. Research Triangle Park, N.C. : U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences ; Washington, D.C. : Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor, 1972- JBM 93-201 see also online journals list
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (listed in CATNYP
as ‘The journal.’) [New York, etc.] American Institute of Physics
for the Acoustical Society of America. Appears under the following
call numbers in SIBL holdings (1945- ):
Journal of sound and vibration. London, New York, Academic Press JSM 94-486 [1964 to current]. The most recent issues are available for full-text electronic browsing through the library’s subscription to the Science Direct database
Noise control engineering journal. Poughkeepsie, N.Y. : Institute of Noise Control Engineering, 1982- . JSP 86-62
Journal of low frequency noise, vibration and active control. London, Multi Science Pub. Co., JSM 02-142 [current]
These publications are available from Internet terminals at SIBL, or anywhere on the Internet.
Acoustics Research Letters Online
Acoustical Science and Technology (online)
Environmental Health Perspectives
Acoustics in relation to architecture and building : the laws of sound as applied to the arrangement of buildings. T. Roger Smith, London : Crosby Lockwood, 1895. PFB (Smith, T. R. Acoustics in relation to architecture and building) T. Roger (Thomas Roger), 1830-1903.
The standard of silence : recollections of the early years of Industrial Acoustics Company. Hirschorn, Martin, Bronx, N.Y.: Industrial Acoustics Co., c1991. JBX Q-700
The soundscape of modernity : architectural acoustics and the culture of listening in America, 1900-1933 Thompson, Emily Ann, Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2002. [Performing Arts Library – Music] JME 02-590