Q. What is RILM?


RILM (an acronym for "Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale"- loosely translated to English as "Abstracts of Music Literature") is a bibliography of articles citations, book abstracts and other materials specific to the subject of music.

"Citations in RILM represent publications in 214 languages, originating in 151 countries. Titles of works are translated into English, and the majority of records have English abstracts."

You can search RILM online, and the two most recent print editions are available in the library's referece section.

Bonus Information

Not finding what you're looking for in RILM?  Try the Music Index or Summon.

  • Last Updated Jul 26, 2016
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