RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

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RILM is a bibliography of music literature, providing broad international coverage including records in over 202 languages from 5,200 journals. Abstracted material includes journal articles, books, conference proceedings, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings and videos and reviews.

Subjects covered: Musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, analysis & composition, instruments & voice, performance practice & notation, librarianship, pedagogy, liturgy, dance, aesthetics, criticism, music therapy, iconography, historical musicology, as well as music in interdisciplinary studies.

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Date Coverage

  • 1967 - present (updated monthly)

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