RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

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Index to music literature in various formats from around the world.
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1967 - present
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RILM is one of the primary music publication indexes and abstracts with hundreds of thousands of records, covering a wide variety of document types such as articles, books, bibliographies, dissertations, Festschriften, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, and reviews.

Available on the EBSCOhost platform, advanced searching allows multiple specifiable fields combined with Boolean connectors as well as result limiters such as abstract available, collected works, scholarly journals, place and date of publication, document type, and language.

Laurier Library began providing access to this resource on EBSCOhost in May 2015. Previously it was provided on the ProQuest platform.

Subjects covered:
  • Music
  • Music Therapy
  • Music: Community Music
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Alternate titles:
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale