a. RILM (@OCLC) Abstracts of Music Literature Database

The RILM (@OCLC) database, produced by Repertoire International de Literature Musicale, will be available on the CDL web site with a web interface in early April, and is currently available for testing at (http://merlin.ucop.edu/meltst).  Comments on the test version may be sent to Lucia Snowhill (snowhill@library.ucsb.edu) by APRIL 2nd.

The RILM (@OCLC) database indexes all types of materials in the field of music, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, instruments, voice, performance practice and notation, theory and analysis, pedagogy, liturgy, criticism, dance, and music therapy.  Items are included in the database from other fields as they relate to music, such as literature, dramatic arts, visual arts, acoustics, aesthetics, linguistics, mathematics, psychology, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and physics.  RILM (@OCLC) has international coverage, with records in over 200 languages.  Entries include original language titles, English translation titles, and full bibliographic information with abstracts.  The database includes all types of scholarly works: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, films and videos, iconographies, critical commentaries, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, reviews, etc.

RILM (@OCLC) includes over 200,000 records from 1969 to the present, and is updated monthly.  Search options and database descriptions have been carried over as much as possible to be consistent with the information in the Telnet version of RILM.

To locate items in your search results at UC or other California libraries, search for periodical titles in the California Periodicals (PE) database or for books in the Melvyl Catalog (CAT).

b. PAIS International (@OCLC) Database

The PAIS International (@OCLC) database, produced by Public Affairs Information Services, Inc., will be available on the CDL web site in with a web interface in early April, and is currently available for testing at: (http://merlin.ucop.edu/meltst).  Comments on the test version may be sent to Lucia Snowhill (snowhill@library.ucsb.edu) by APRIL 2nd.

The PAIS International @OCLC database indexes all types of materials in the field of public affairs, including topics such as agriculture, banking, demographics, education, environment, finance, government, law, legislation, political science, social sciences, and statistics.  PAIS International (@OCLC) has international coverage that includes periodicals, books and government information in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

PAIS International (@OCLC) includes records from 1972 to the present, and is updated monthly.  Search options and database descriptions have been carried over as much as possible to be consistent with the information in the Telnet version of PAIS.

To locate items in your search results at UC or other California libraries, search for periodical titles in the California Periodicals (PE) database or for books in the Melvyl Catalog (CAT).