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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is a comprehensive music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes. Publications originate from 178 countries and are in 143 languages. There are currently over 875,000 records in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature on traditional music, popular music, and classical music. Coverage extends from 1853 to the present.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text (RAFT) expands and enhances the unrivaled global bibliography of writings on music with the addition of a million pages of full-text content from more than 200 key periodicals, many of which are not available anywhere else online. In addition to metadata, abstracts, and indexing curated and written by RILM's team of subject experts, RAFT offers search and browse for each full-text issue, cover to cover.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967 to Present): RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967 to Present) is a music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes. Publications originate from 173 countries and are in 143 languages. There are currently over 840,000 records in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967 to present) on traditional music, popular music, and classical music. Coverage begins in 1967.

RILM Music Encyclopedias: RILM Music Encyclopedias is a growing full-text compilation of currently 45 titles published from 1775 to the present, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. It provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of many disciplines, fields, and subject areas, among them popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, recorded sound, and women composers. Its content spans multiple countries and languages—English, German, French, Italian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, and Slovak.

MGG Online: MGG Online is a comprehensive German music encyclopedia consisting of over 18,000 articles that can be read in 100 of languages through integrated Google Translate. It features the complete second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG) along with regularly updated and newly written articles. MGG’s widely reputed and thorough works lists and bibliographies are now sortable. MGG Online features individual user accounts in which bookmarks and annotations can be created, saved, and shared; toggling between article versions; and links to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.

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