November 2020 Stats:
RILM Abstracts
1,361,886 records
RILM Abstracts with Full Text
379,687 full-text records
RILM Music Encyclopedias
311,064 entries
Index to Printed Music
579,269 records
1488 posts
RILM book covers
Print Publications

RILM offers print publications in its Retrospectives and Perspectives series; it has published a style manual and an inventory of annual print volumes from 1967 to 1999. All available titles are shown below and can be ordered by emailing

Since 1972, RILM has been publishing topical bibliographies. The two most recent volumes in RILM's Retrospective series are Speaking of music: Music conferences 1835–1966 and Liber amicorum: Festschriften for music scholars and nonmusicians, 1840–1966.

RILM Perspectives is a series of conference proceedings sponsored by RILM, exploring major issues in music studies. The inaugural volume, Music's intellectual history, documents the conference inspired by the publication of Speaking of music: Music conferences, 1835–1966.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

RILM has published first quarterly then annual volumes from 1967 to 1999. All of these volumes are in print. The final annual volume is also the largest, containing 19,619 records published exclusively in 1999.

A comprehensive guide that addresses special problems faced by writers on music.