International Index to Music Periodicals
This database is the leading specialized index to periodicals for the general, undergraduate, and advanced study of music.
The International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) is the only electronic index with abstracts to current music periodicals. New journals are added with the advice of the IIMP Advisory Board.
The database contains over 600,000 records, with complete runs of over ten important titles, such as the Journal of the American Musicological Society and Notes. IIMP provides both current and retrospective coverage. IIMP offers the most extensive backfile available electronically, with over 235,000 records from 1874 to 1996.
Indexed titles cover both scholarly and popular periodicals in the areas of classical music, opera, jazz, popular music and pop culture, music education, musicology, music theory, and many others. There is particularly strong coverage of performance, music education, and jazz.
In addition, IIMP offers OpenURL and Z39.50 compliancy, as well as support of citation management software for easy exporting of results. Free MARC records are also included.
IIMP offers hard-coded links, without the use of a link resolver, to a library’s Project Muse titles or the JSTOR Music Collection.
Other benefits include:
-Currency--IIMP has the most current records; typically, over 30,000 records are added yearly.
-Abstracts--Every citation from 1996 forward contains an abstract.
Extensive backfile – Only IIMP has such an extensive, backfile from as early as 1874 for indexed titles available electronically. In addition, over 30 titles are indexed from first issue to last.
Music Performance – searches may be limited to reviews (selecting positive, negative, or no opinion reviews) or reviews may be excluded in searches.
All types of music covered—IIMP offers unmatched access to all types of music and styles, from Rolling Stone to Early Music.
New! IIMP may now be cross-searched with the International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA), which includes many important titles to music researchers. IIPA covers musical theatre and film music, as well as offers the complete picture of research for many composers, performers, and works. The cross-searching is available through a portal site, Music and Performing Arts Online, which is available for free for subscribers of both resources.