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Provides links to and information about the best resources for music researchers at Idaho State University

New Music Books at the ISU Library


This research guide is a starting point for ISU students, faculty, and staff who are conducting music research. Click on the tabs above to discover books, sheet music, journal articles, audio and video materials, databases, and other resources to help you with your research. I welcome your suggestions for additions and improvements.


Have a look at this growing collection of online, open access resources for music research!   11/10/2015


At long last: RILM!

The Library now offers online access to RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale), the premier tool for music research.  Please let me know if you have any questions; I will be learning its secrets as quickly as I can!  Use it, tell your students about it, and together we will prove how valuable this resource is.  Remember that it's not a full text resource, but that we should be able to borrow most items from other libraries (interlibrary loan using ILLiad).   Coverage is alleged to be from 1800 to the present; I found an item in RILM that was actually published in 1785.

I will be putting RILM on all the Research Guides that seem appropriate; please let me know if I am missing something.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (EBSCOhost)

Produced by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, this music bibliography features citations, abstracts, and subject indexing. From hip hop to Händel, from ethnomusicology to music therapy, from elementary music education to advanced music theory.

Here is a link to more information:


We recently purchased many musical scores in electronic format, through Classical Scores Library (Alexander Street Press).  You can find these scores in the library catalog, through Classical Scores Library, and within the OneSearch search engine. 


Note that these items are designated by "Location:  Electronic Music Score" and "Call Number: ESCORE."

Please let me know if you need any assistance.  Thanks.

Music Librarian

Kristi Austin
Eli M. Oboler Library
Idaho State University
850 South 9th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
Mail Stop 8089
Room 109A
(208) 282-4073

Helpful Links

ISU Music Dept., School of Performing Arts

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