Music Resources from RILM

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) documents and disseminates music research worldwide. It is committed to the comprehensive and accurate representation of music scholarship in all countries and languages, and across all disciplinary and cultural boundaries. RILM offers full-text resources for the study of music, musicology and related disciplines.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

In addition to metadata and abstracts curated and written by RILM’s global team of subject experts, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text, one of the richest and most comprehensive full-text resources of scholarly music research, offers full-text search and cover-to-cover browsing.

RILM Music Encyclopedias

This is an ever-expanding full-text compilation of reference works, many of which are not available anywhere else online. The collection includes more than 50 seminal titles (published from 1775 to the present), and new content is added every year. This extensive global resource is designed to meet the research needs of the international music community.

Index to Printed Music (IPM)

The Index to Printed Music (IPM) is the digital finding aid for locating musical works contained in printed collections, sets, and series. IPM indexes individual pieces printed in the complete works of composers, anthologies of music, and other scholarly editions. With over 550,000 entries, curated by a team of experts, IPM expands every year to include new volumes as they are added to existing sets and series and new editions as they appear on the market.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Produced by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, this comprehensive music bibliography features citations, abstracts, and subject indexing. It facilitates both focused research and browsing for readers of all levels from classical to popular music, from ethnomusicology to music therapy, from elementary music education to advanced music theory.

About Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is committed to representing the world’s knowledge about all musical traditions and to making this knowledge accessible to research and performance communities worldwide via digital collections and advanced tools. RILM’s collections aim to include the music scholarship of all countries, in all languages and across all disciplinary and cultural boundaries, thereby fostering research in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. 

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