Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) facilitates music research across cultures and around the world. It offers outstanding research tools. Three of its databases are available on EBSCOhost:
• RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
• RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text
• RILM Music Encyclopedias
Through the on-going expansion of its global network and the development of new digital resources, RILM disseminates knowledge among all research and performance communities and fosters communication among researchers in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. For more information, visit rilm.org and ebscohost.com/academic/rilm
For thousands of years, the Music of the Spheres has inspired scholars as an example of musical harmony.
Similarly, RILM provides a suite of well-balanced and harmonious resources for music researchers.
With unique, yet complimentary collections of relevant content, RILM’s
resources represent a universe of musical knowledge.
Founded in 1965 and based at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, RILM is a leading international authority on music research.
RILM relies on expert editors including musicologists, ethnomusicologists, theorists and linguists at the international center in New York, as well as contributing music scholars and librarians worldwide.
RILM is sponsored by The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres; The International Council for Traditional Music; and The International Musicological Society.
RILM’s mission has always been to support the needs of music researchers across all disciplinary and cultural boundaries.
RILM’s resources provide a truly inclusive research experience by spanning all relevant subject areas of musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, pedagogy, and performance.
RILM also provides multidisciplinary coverage of other subjects as they pertain to music research such as Mathematics, Medicine and Science, and Women’s Studies.
Additionally, RILM’s scope of coverage extends from antiquity to Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras all the way to Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop and other popular music genres.
No other suite of resources provides such comprehensive coverage of music literature.
With coverage of journal articles, books, encyclopedias, dissertations, films, videos, and much more, RILM is your gateway to the latest and most authoritative music publications available.
The international scope of RILM’s coverage is unsurpassed.
Through a global network of national committees in 48 countries, RILM ensures that all published music literature of significance is represented.
Featuring bibliographic content from 178 countries, users can be assured of
having deep insight into the world’s collections of music literature.
The RILM suite of music resources is composed of three different, yet complementary products.
The core publication, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, is a comprehensive music bibliography providing broad, yet detailed coverage of music literature from past to present with some coverage dating back as far as the early 19th century.
RILM’s expert staff provides indexing and abstracting for all document types. They also painstakingly sift through all published literature across all disciplines for selective content that may be of value to music researchers
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text builds upon that unrivaled global bibliography and enhances it with extensive cover-to-cover full text for more than 200 journals, many of which are not available anywhere else online.
This full-text collection spans 50 countries and 40 languages and dates back as far as the early 20th century.
Rounding out the RILM suite of products is RILM Music Encyclopedias. This highly unique full-text resource is a continuously expanding global online repository of music encyclopedias and dictionaries.
RILM Music Encyclopedias features 45 full-text publications and expands to include new content every year.
Let RILM be your guide to the vast universe of musical knowledge.
Learn more today.