Two new music database trials now available!

Monday 5th February 2018:
From today until the end of February, we have trial access to RIPM* Preservation Series: European & North American Music Periodicals: a new full-text collection of music journals online. This database covers music and musical life during the Romantic period in world capitals, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Milan, New York, Prague, Paris, St. Petersburg and Vienna.
*RIPM stands for Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full-Text.
We also have trial access to RILM Music Encyclopedias online.
In early January 2018, RILM Music Encyclopedias online added four important works to its collection of 49 historical and current titles:

  • Ernst Ludwig Gerber, Neues historisch-biographisches Lexikon der Tonkünstler (Leipzig: A. Kühnel, 1810–1814).
  • Tobias Bröker, The 20th Century Violin Concertante: A Repertoire Catalogue of the Compositions for Violin Concertante Written Between 1894 and 2006, 2nd rev. ed. (Stuttgart: Tobias Bröker, 2016).
  • Andrea Sessa, Il melodramma italiano: Dizionario bio-bibliografico dei compositori, I: 1861–1900 and II: 1901–1925 (Firenze, Leo S. Olschki Editore, 2003).
  • Marcos Antonio Marcondes, Enciclopedia da música brasileira: Erudita, folclorica, popular, newly rev. ed. (São Paulo: Marcos Antonio Marcondes, 2010).

With the addition of these titles, RILM Music Encyclopedias augments its coverage and depth, adding titles on the golden age of Italian opera and on all aspects of Brazilian musical life. Also included are a monumental historic German encyclopedia and a catalogue of violin concertante repertoire.
RILM Music Encyclopedias is the continuously expanding global online repository of music encyclopedias and dictionaries designed to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of the international music community. In addition to quarterly updates and revisions, including additions to Komponisten der Gegenwart, the repository broadens its coverage annually.

[RILM: Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale.]
To access our trial to RILM Music Encyclopedias, please go to:,shib&custid=s3013074&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ril&groupid=main
To access our trial to RIPM* Preservation Series: European & North American Music Periodicals please go to:,shib&custid=s3013074&profile=ehost&defaultdb=usg&groupid=main
To access all current trials please go to the Library’s e-resource trials webpage at
Please note we already have a subscription to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature online, a comprehensive international bibliography of writings on music covering publications from the early 19th century to the present. To access that, please use the Music databases webpage at:
To access the library’s Music subject guide, please go to: