RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals

This collection of more than 35 rare music journals offers searchable primary source material not covered in the RIPM Retrospective Index or the RIPM Online Archive. With extensive coverage of publications in 15 languages, it provides access to an entirely new body of literature, international in scope and not available in any other online resource or in any library.
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At a Glance

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Subject Area: Music & Performing Arts

Ideal For: Academic Libraries

Key Full-Text Titles:

  • Musical America until 1922
  • Le Guide musical (1855-1919)
  • The Neue Berliner Musikzeitung (1847-1896)

Advanced Technical Features:

  • References lead directly to search terms
  • Search results may be sorted chronologically, by search-term density or by journal
  • During the download process, the accompanying bibliographic citation automatically includes the journal title, volume, issue and date
  • User notes and comments may be added to the download
  • New content added regularly (65 new full-text journals to be added by January 2016)

The thought that so many journals—complete runs of them—would be available in digitized format over the internet is enough to make any musician downright intoxicated ... RIPM is quite simply the finest large-scale bibliographical project in musicology.

Reviewers, National Endowment for the Humanities

Exclusive Content and Special Topics

Many of the journals in the RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals deal with musical life in world capitals, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Milan, New York, Prague, Paris and St. Petersburg. Containing several monumental journals and early musicology periodicals, the database focuses on specialized topics such as instruments, music education, early periodicals and jazz.

The exclusive journal list includes those with long publication runs and those with very dense content.

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