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Music research resources

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Music researchers have additional resources available to them on the EBSCOhost platform. EBSCO Publishing has released the RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600 (RISM), as well as the Index to Printed Music, (IPM).

The RISM database contains more than 585,000 bibliographic records of music manuscripts written between 1600 and 1800. These records, which cover over 20,000 composers, include information in standard bibliographic categories as well as graphical images of over 780,000 music incipits, which can be viewed as musical scores. The goal of the database is to document the world's musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory, and libretti stored in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools and private collections.

The Index to Printed Music database contains more than 300,000 individual pieces of music printed in standard scholarly editions. Its indexing includes composers, poets, librettists, performing forces (medium), formats and genres.