Washington University Libraries
Site Search

Ask Us
Ask Us email  chat  phone  text

About RILM Abstracts

Subject RILM is a comprehensive music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes. There are currently over 540,000 records in RILM on traditional music, popular music, and classical music, representing disciplines that include musicology, ethnomusicology, pedagogy, psychology, anthropology, sociology and others. All document types and media such as books, conference proceedings (going back to 1835), journal articles, dissertations as well as internet resources, sound recordings and motion pictures are included. RILM also features bilingual abstracts and all non-Roman scripts.
Sources See above.
Dates Covered 1969 to present; some citations back to 1835.
Help Documents Available within database; click on Help button.
Print Counterpart (backfiles) RILM abstracts of music literature.
Provider RILM International Center (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale).
Access On the web, limited to current WU students, faculty, and staff. Access to restricted resources from outside the WU campuses.
Need assistance with this database?
Contact the Olin Library Help Desk, at 935-5410, or your Subject Librarian.