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RISM Online (International Inventory of Music Sources)

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
National Information Services Corporation (NISC)/BiblioLine
1600 to ca. 1850
Frequency of Updates:

RISM Series A/II: Music MSS after 1600 (Bibliographic records for more than 380,000 works by over 18,000 composers found in manuscripts in over 595 libraries in 31 countries)

RISM Libraries Directory (Names, addresses and more about 6,000 libraries world-wide that hold music materials relevant to the various RISM series)

RISM Bibliographic Citations Database (References for all thematic catalogs and other secondary sources cited in the RISM A/II Music Manuscripts Database)

RISM Composers (Names of 24,000 composers as used in RISM Series A/I and A/II) Online help is available.

RISM central editorial office (Zentralredaktion)


Number of Users:
Unlimited simultaneous users
Interlibrary Loan:
Not Permitted
Resource Advocate:
Cochran, Keith
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Federated Search:

IUB Library Subjects:
  • Music

Library of Congress Subjects:

International Inventory of Musical Sources (Organization).
Music--Computer network resources.