Thursday, 17 February 2011

The numbers on the books – what do you think?

We are running a survey to find out about your views on the shelfmarks on Library stock, with the aim of making things easier to find on the shelves. It is a short survey, taking about 5 minutes to complete, and we would be grateful for your help. You can find it at

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

RILM - Music Database

RILM is a key database that will allow you to search for music literature by topic. Using keywords you can browse abstracts that cover all areas of music including:

  • historical musicology

  • ethnomusicology

  • instruments and voice

  • librarianship

  • performance practice and notation

  • theory and analysis

  • pedagogy

  • liturgy

  • dance

  • criticism and music therapy

RILM is available to view via the Library tab in MUSE. Under 'Library eResources' click the link  'Access the Library's subject databases' and use the A-Z table to search for RILM.

You may also want to look at RIPM - Retrospective Index Music Periodical. We currently have trial access to this index which provides access to Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth century music literature.

This trial will be available to registered staff and students of the University of Sheffield until 4th March and we would welcome your feedback. Follow the link above and click on the 'Access arrangements' link in the Quick links box for further details. You may be prompted to log into MUSE.