The RILM Suite of Music Resources

RILM is a project under the aegis of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML); the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM); and the International Musicological Society (IMS). 

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At a Glance

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Subject Area: Music & Performing Arts

Ideal For: Academic Libraries

Subjects Include

  • Composition
  • Dramatic arts
  • Dance studies
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Instruments
  • Jazz studies
  • Musicology
  • Music analysis
  • Music iconography
  • Music librarianship
  • Music pedagogy
  • Music perception
  • Music therapy
  • Organology
  • Pedagogy
  • Performance practice
  • Popular music studies
  • Theory

Interdisciplinary Subjects Include:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Folklore
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Performance studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Women's studies

The RILM Databases

Subscriptions are available for three RILM databases:

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature - The most comprehensive bibliography of research on all types of music published anywhere in the world

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text - RILM Abstracts enhanced with searchable, cover-to-cover, regularly updated full-text content

RILM Music Encyclopedias - A continuously expanding global online repository of music reference works 


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