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***NEW***: RILM Music Encyclopedias

20 December 2015

The definitive online global reference repository of core music encyclopedias and dictionaries
An entire music library’s bookcase just one click away.

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), publisher of the world’s largest bibliographic database of literature about music, proudly introduces RILM Music Encyclopedias™, a full-text compilation of 41 seminal titles published from 1775 to the present, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. RILM Music Encyclopedias comprises nearly 80,000 pages with approximately 165,000 entries. It provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of the most important disciplines, fields of research, and subject areas, among them popular music, opera, musical instruments, blues, gospel, world music, recorded sound, and women composers. Its content spans multiple countries, cultures, and languages (including English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Greek). It is designed as an extensive global resource that meets the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community. New titles will be added annually, ensuring that RILM Music Encyclopedias is musicology’s reference shelf of the future, comprising every aspect of lexicographical writings on music. RILM Music Encyclopedias is available via EBSCOhost®, which brings its expertise to bear on the design of the online database with a user-friendly and familiar platform. RILM Music Encyclopedias is fully equipped with the most advanced search and browse capabilities, allowing for cross searches in multiple languages. It is the only multi-lingual cross-searchable collection of music encyclopedias in the world.

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About RILM
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is committed to the comprehensive and accurate representation of music scholarship in all countries and languages, and across all disciplinary and cultural boundaries. Since 1967 it has been a leader in supporting worldwide music scholarship. It has the backing and participation of the three major international scholarly music societies: International Musicological Society; International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres; and International Council for Traditional Music. Through its global network and advanced information technologies, RILM is dedicated to disseminating knowledge and fostering communication among all music researchers. Its flagship publication, RILM abstracts of music literature, is a comprehensive international bibliography of writings on music. With the addition of retrospective records, RILM now offers abstracts and indexing for over three centuries of publications on music from around the world. As of 2015, RILM is releasing of full-text publications, starting with RILM music encyclopedias and continuing in 2016 with MGGOnline, the digitization of Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. This repository of resources will be further expanded in 2016.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 750,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.