Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM) was established in 1949 by the International Musicological Society and International Association of Music Libraries. Its aim is to locate and document all surviving musical sources dating from the earliest times to about 1800. RISM's publications cover printed and manuscript music, works of music theory and libretti, and have become central research tools, to trace and identify source material. Thirty-two countries have contributed or are contributing information about their national music collections to RISM. The print series are on Level 4 at Z/ML 113 REP. Access RISM online from the Databases & Indexes page on the Music subject page. RISM (UK) is freely available at http://www.rism.org.uk/ for Music Manuscripts (1600 to 1800) in British and Irish Libraries.
An extensive archive of the major popular music magazines published in the USA and the UK since the early 1960s. It includes: UK publications NME, Melody Maker, Sounds, Record Mirror, MOJO, Uncut, Vox, Q, Smash Hits and Kerrang!; US publications Rolling Stone, Fusion, Creem, Circus, Phonograph Record, Record World and Billboard.