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Resources for Learning

Find materials to aid teachers, students, and music researchers interested in learning about and using RILM’s rich music databases, research tools, and full-text publications


RILM’s YouTube channel offers a variety of introductory videos about our resources as well as tutorials. Link to these videos on your site.


RILM offers tutorials for groups, including virtual in-class visits. To request a tutorial please send an email to, indicating the resource (RILM Abstracts / RILM Music EncyclopediasMGG Online / Index to Printed Music) and possible foci, for customized searches. Please also indicate when you would like to schedule the webinar.

RILM Office Hour

For ad-hoc tutorials, attend our weekly office hour via RILM’s Facebook group Bibliography Buffs.

Teaching Guide

RILM offers PowerPoint slides for teaching RILM AbstractsRILM Music EncyclopediasMGG Online, Index to Printed Music, with guided comments and recommended searches.

introductory slide of The world's writing on a world music power point