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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text (RAFT) is published by RILM, an internationally recognized authority on providing bibliographic access to music research. The database includes over a million bibliographic records with coverage from the early 1800's to the present. Full text coverage of more than 250 journals provides additional value to this database. The full text titles are unique to the database and there is very little overlap with other music databases. The comprehensives and quality of RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text is unrivaled among music databases.

The EBSCO interface of RAFT is familiar to many users and offers easy integration with other heavily used music databases, such as Music Index with Full Text and RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals. The heavy coverage of foreign language content and sheer size of the citations may make RAF intimidating to the novice music researcher. However, RILM's authority on music research and interdisciplinary content make RAFT a necessary database for serious upper-level music research.

Publication date: October 1, 2021

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