Music Researchers Have More Options Thanks to an Agreement between EBSCO Publishing and Alexander Street Press

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Mutual Subscribers Are Able to Link from RILM to Classical Music Library

Adding an audio component to research so that people are able to access information while listening to a piece of music enhances their study, allowing students to better understand classical music.

Researchers studying classical music are now just a click away from hearing the piece they are reading about. EBSCO Publishing and Alexander Street Press are allowing their mutual library customers to link from the research database RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (RILM) in EBSCOhost® to music supplied by Classical Music Library from Alexander Street Press. This partnership will allow customers of both services to better take advantage of the articles in RILM and be able to listen to audio components from the composer of the works they are researching.

Alexander Street's Classical Music Library is a comprehensive, online collection of tens of thousands of distinguished classical recordings that users can listen to in streaming audio over the Internet. Useful for scholars, music instructors, students, and audiophiles, the collection is fully searchable, with selections from every period, from Medieval to contemporary--and virtually every genre, from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde.

EBSCO's RILM is a comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world. The database is designed for scholars, students, librarians, performers, teachers, and music lovers. RILM provides broad yet detailed coverage and facilitates both focused research and browsing for readers of all levels.

Craig Brandt, director of humanities & social sciences at EBSCO Publishing, says this agreement is a perfect fit for users. "These databases complement each other, deepening the research experience for those studying classical music. Classical Music Library is one of the largest online audio libraries for classical music and RILM is a leading music research database." He says the linking agreement creates a new element for users. "Adding an audio component to research so that people are able to access information while listening to a piece of music enhances their study, allowing students to better understand classical music."

In the second phase of the project later this year, links from Classical Music Library back to RILM will be added, giving customers the broadest range of access to both online resources.

Founded in 2000, Alexander Street Press combines the skills of traditional publishing, librarianship, and software development to create online research collections known for their quality content, ease of use, and uniquely powerful search capabilities. In addition to Classical Music Library, Alexander Street publishes a wide variety of online collections, including The American Civil War Online, Black Thought and Culture, Women and Social Movements in the United States, Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries Online, Alexander Street Literature, American Theatre in Video, and the soon-to-be-released Opera in Video and Dance in Video. To learn more, visit

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 200 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher's Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact:

EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.


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