RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is an extensive music bibliography which offers broad yet detailed coverage and allows for both in-depth research and optional searching of contents for users of all levels. RILM was designed for researchers who want clear and verified bibliographic information that is fully cited, abstracted, and indexed.
Coverage spans 1967 to the present, and the database is updated monthly. Database indexes 990 current journals ans contains over 950,000 records. Over 50,000 new records are added every year. Sound recordings and motion pictures that present the results of scholarly research or fieldwork are also included.
Sources cited in RILM are publications from 178 countries in 143 languages. Titles of works are translated into English, and the majority of entries have English abstracts.