Detailed Coverage of a Wide Variety of Publications and Media
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-Present Only) features as wealth of content covering traditional music, popular music and classical music. Updated monthly, the database includes coverage of relevant articles from thousands of journals, many of which are not specifically devoted to music.
In addition to journal articles, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-Present Only) covers a variety of publication and media types including essay collections, conference proceedings, critical editions of music, digital media, dissertations, monographs, online resources, reference materials, reviews, and technical drawings of instruments. Sound recordings and motion pictures that present the results of scholarly research or fieldwork are also included.
Citations in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-Present Only) represent publications in 171 languages, originating in 174 countries. Titles of works are translated into English, and the majority of records have English abstracts. Increasingly, records also feature abstracts in the original language of publication. Roman and non-roman scripts are also represented in RILM.
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