The University of Cambridge now has trial access to the RILM Full Text & Encyclopaedias resources on the EBSCOHost platform.
Access is via the following links on and off campus until 31 March 2017.
RILM FULL TEXT
RILM abstracts of music literature with full text (RAFT) expands the global bibliography of writings on music with the addition of a million pages of full-text content from more than 200 key periodicals. Coverage includes articles and reviews as well as obituaries, editorials, correspondence, advertisements, and news. The total number of journals is nearly 240, from 50 countries in 40 languages, published from the early 20th century to the present, and comprising close to 175,000 full-text records. Full publication runs back to the first issue will be present for most journals.
RILM music encyclopedias is a full-text compilation of reference works, most of which are not available anywhere else online. In 2017, the collection includes 45 seminal titles published from 1775 to the present and comprising 95,000 pages. This resource is designed to meet the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community. It provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of the most important disciplines, fields, and subject areas of historical musicology and ethnomusicology, with topics ranging from popular music, opera, instruments, blues and gospel, to recorded music and women composers. Its content spans multiple countries and languages—currently English, German, French, Italian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, and Slovak.
Please send your feedback on these resources to the Pendlebury Music Library email: Pendlebury@mus.cam.ac.uk
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