RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text

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A Unique Full-Text Collection for Music Research (Coming Soon)

This full-text database is a unique collection of primary source material and periodicals for the study of music and musical life from 1760 to 1966. It provides resources not found in any library, including complete runs of numerous periodicals pieced together from many different collections.

Rare Full-Text Resources

RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text (formerly RIPM Online Archive) is the only extensive collection available online for music periodicals dating from the Early Romantic to the Modern period, from Beethoven to Bartók and from Schubert to Stravinsky.

It is the full-text version of the RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals database. Each article includes a complete bibliographical reference, and like RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, new content is added every six months.


The ready availability of this vast amount of primary source material from a critical period in music and music journalism makes this database a necessary subscription for all institutions supporting advanced studies in musicology... Summing Up: Essential. Upper-level undergraduates and above.

– Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries