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RILM

RILM: Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale is a comprehensive music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes. RILM covers traditional music, popular music, and classical music in many document types, including books, theses, articles, conference proceedings.

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Search RISM Series A/II

RISM Series A/II: International Inventory of Musical Sources after 1600 is an international, annotated bibliography that aims to document the world's musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory, and libretti. RISM contains over 585,559 records by over 20,500 composers from manuscripts found in over 750 libraries and archives in 31 countries.

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Searching for Music in InfoKat Discovery

InfoKat Discovery

InfoKat Discovery allows you to quickly search multiple library resources simultaneously.

InfoKat Discovery searches the majority of UK resources, including books, journal articles, dissertations, government documents, archives and special collections, images, maps, videos, music and open access content.

BUT, InfoKat Discovery does NOT include ALL of the journal articles available through our databases--some databases are not included in InfoKat Discovery.

If you are doing very specialized searching or wish to limit your search to a particular database, you can select the database of your choice using the UK Libraries' Databases search.

The UK Libraries arranges books by Library of Congress (LC) call number. LC call numbers begin with letters of the alphabet. For example, most books on language and literature are in the range of P call numbers.

If Young Library is the location, check the Young Library map to determine the floor and wing for each call number. The P call numbers (language and literature) are split between the 4th floor and 5th floor.

If a book is located in another campus library, be sure to note the library location and call number. Check the map of the libraries locations and the hours for each library.

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ILLiad InterLibrary Loan

Use InterLibrary Loan to borrow a book or score that UK does not own.

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Not in InfoKat Discovery?

If you couldn't find what you were looking for in InfoKat Discovery, here are some suggestions:

1.  Ask for help (searching InfoKat Discovery can be tricky, especially for music!)

2.  Try WorldCat. There's a link to request any item through InterLibrary Loan.

3.  Go directly to ILLiad.

4.  Students, faculty, and staff at UK can also request items on loan from CRL (Center for Research Libraries).