October 2020 Stats:
RILM Abstracts
1,355,424 records
RILM Abstracts with Full Text
377,954 full-text records
RILM Music Encyclopedias
311,064 entries
Index to Printed Music
579,271 records
1478 posts
Index to Printed Music

The Index to Printed Music (IPM) is the digital finding aid for locating musical works contained in printed collections, sets, and series. IPM indexes individual pieces of music printed in the complete works of composers, anthologies of music, and other scholarly editions. IPM expands every year to include new volumes as they are added to existing sets and series and new editions as they appear on the market. An essential tool for researchers and performers, IPM offers a granular level of detail about each piece of music, including performing forces, language, genre, type of score, sources, and publication information.

RILM’s enhanced version of IPM includes the following features:

  • Detailed records for each volume, including a table of contents, links to series, and publication information
  • The ability to search for either individual musical works or a whole collection of printed music
  • Links between different record types for easy navigation from the most granular details of individual works to entire series
  • Records for pieces that are available as part of open-access editions increasingly include hyperlinks
  • A new series authority that enables browsing of series records

The Index to Printed Music is available through EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service.

For inquiries and suggestions, please contact ipm@rilm.org.