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Access to RILM’s Full-Text Resources

As the impact from COVID-19 grows daily, affecting libraries, teachers, students, and other music researchers, RILM is offering temporary access for non-subscribing institutions to the following full-text resources until 31 May 2020:

RILM Music Encyclopedias – a virtual reference shelf of 57 encyclopedias
MGG Online – the digital music encyclopedia

To receive institutional access to RILM Music Encyclopedias and MGG Online on Egret, the RILM platform, please email This offer is for institutions. Individuals interested in these resources are encouraged to get in touch with their nearest library, which can register for this offer. All RILM resources are available for unlimited use by authorized users and can be accessed remotely.

For institutions interested in a free trial to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text, please direct any inquiries to your EBSCO account executive or visit

As more and more institutions are moving classes online, we would like to remind our community of RILM’s free web-based tutorials, available by appointment, as well as teaching tools for all of our resources. Please visit to explore our offerings.