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Electronic Resources

RIAM Library electronic resources 

To access from outside the RIAM campus, use the Remote login links and enter your RIAM email and password. For Naxos Music Library, please contact library staff for the username and password.

If you have any difficulties in connecting, please contact us at library@riam.ie or call 01-6325318

To review & access any of these databases, select the relevant title below: 

Ebooks in the humanities, including music. 

[On-campus] 

[Remote login]: Same as on campus, then

  • when viewing a book, click "Read book"
  • under Institutional Access look up Royal Irish Academy of Music
  • then enter your RIAM email & password

Music education, psychology, music therapy, music & medicine. No password required.

Access CAIRSS.

Index of US-based dissertations in music and musicology. No password required 

Access DDM.

Research in education (including music education). No password required

Access ERIC

Note: Grove Music remote login does not work with MS-Edge browser

[On-campus]
[Remote login] 

Texts, translations and IPA phonetics of songs and arias. 

Note: this is only accessible with the RIAM campus. During the lockdown period, to access any of these translations & transcriptions, use the link below to search and send an email request for the translation to library@riam.ie 

Access IPA Source (Internal RIAM use only)

Full-text of articles from a range of academic music journals

[On-campus] 
[Remote login]

Online streaming audio of multi-label music recordings. Also available as an app. 

[On-campus] 
[Remote login RIAM Staff & Students: contact library@riam.ie for password]

A range of online masterclass videos with world-renowned musicians, including Maxim Vengerov, Andras Schiff, Emmanuel Pahud and many others.

To access this, visit the RIAM library Moodle page and set up your account from there: https://moodle.riam.ie/course/view.php?id=69

Full text of RIAM MMus & DMusPerf theses, and articles by staff. Also includes compositions and performances by staff. No password needed.

Access RIAM Research Repository

International research database of music literature, with records in 140 languages.

Access RILM [On Campus & Remote Login]

RISM International Inventory of Musical Sources is a database of music manuscript sources (pre-1800) held in libraries and archives around the world. No password needed.

Access RISM 

Digital music collections online (no password needed)

  • Chopin Early Editions Early printed editions of Frédéric Chopin held by the University of Chicago Library
  • Early Music Online Some of the earliest printed music volumes from the British Library’s collections
  • Handel Works Handel-Gesellschaft edition (published Breitkopf & Härtel, 1858-1894)
  • IMSLP Large library of  public-domain scores
  • Liszt Works Franz Liszt: Musikalische Werke “Carl Alexander” edition (edited by Busoni, Raabe et al., 1907-1936)
  • Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s Werke (Edited by J. Rietz, published Breitkopf & Härtel, 1874-7)
  • Mozart Complete Works NMA Online: Neue Mozart-Ausgabe (published Bärenreiter, 1955-1991)
  • Schumann Early editions (from the Bayerische Statsbibliothek, München)
  • VARIATIONS project Public domain scores available to view (from Indiana University)

Other online resources (no password needed)