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MGG-Online

he core reference work of international musicology, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, is now available for the first time in an online version, which contains the second print edition of MGG, published from 1994 to 2008, as well as current, continuous online updates and additions. The online interface includes Google translate integration and links to related content in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.

Apr 7, 2017
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text (RAFT) expands and enhances RILM Abstracts with the addition of a million pages of full-text content from more than 200 key periodicals from 50 countries in 40 languages, published from the early 20th century to the present, and comprising close to 175,000 full-text records. Coverage includes articles and reviews as well as obituaries, editorials, correspondence, advertisements, and news.

May 3, 2017
RILM Music Encyclopedias

This is an ever-expanding full-text compilation of music reference works. The collection currently includes more than 45 titles (published from 1775 to the present), and new content is added every year. Its contents span multiple countries and languages, and it provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of the most important disciplines, fields, and subject areas of historical musicology and ethnomusicology, with topics ranging from popular music, opera, instruments, blues and gospel, to recorded music and women composers.

May 3, 2017