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.

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Key Takeaways

  • A global, multidimensional resource for music researchers
  • 240 full-text journals and growing
  • Content spanning 50 countries and 40 different languages
  • Full-text coverage from the early 20th century to the present
  • Monthly updates to maximize currency

Subjects Include

  • Musicology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Theory
  • Instruments
  • Pedagogy
  • Performance
  • And other music topics

Indexed Content Types Include

  • Articles
  • Books
  • Bibliographies
  • Catalogues
  • Dissertations
  • Festschriften
  • Films and videos
  • Iconographies
  • Critical commentaries on editions of works
  • Ethnographic recordings
  • Conference proceedings
  • Electronic resources
  • Reviews

Content in Dozens of Languages Including

  • Afrikaans
  • Bosnian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovene
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

Global Coverage That is Vast and Deep

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text features more than 300,000 PDFs of full-text content from 240 periodicals from 50 countries, published from the early 20th century to the present. Most coverage commences with the first issue of the journal and includes cover-to-cover full text for every included title. Therefore, in addition to scholarly articles and reviews, the database includes obituaries, editorials, correspondence, advertisements, news items, and more.

Unique and Pertinent Content for Music Research

Through a rich collection of the most relevant publications, including journals that are not available elsewhere online, this resources provides both broad yet specialized coverage of music and music-related disciplines and fields. Subject areas include musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, instruments, pedagogy, performance, and all other disciplines related to music.

Includes the Complete RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Bibliography and Index

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature continues to serve as the comprehensive, ongoing database of publications on music from 178 countries and territories, in 143 languages, and from the 19th century to the present. Featuring over a million bibliographic records, this database includes in-depth vocabulary-controlled indexing and detailed abstract texts, with titles given in both the original language and English translation. RILM's broad international coverage and concise abstracts distinguish it from all other music references. No other online music resource has comparable indexing and full-text coverage.

Visit the RILM website for a complete list of titles included in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text.