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New Resources Available

NOTE: New resources listed below may not yet be in the CDL Directory of Collections and Services; they will be added within the next 2 weeks.  You can access them directly from the URL provided.

a. EconLit

EconLit, originally included in a multi-campus SilverPlatter agreement that predated the CDL, is now a UC-wide resource licensed via OVID for all campuses through co-investments by campuses and the CDL.

EconLit, the fundamental research tool in economics, provides bibliographic citations, with selected abstracts, to the international literature on economics since 1969.  This resource contains 581,000 records, with 27,000 added annually.

EconLit covers a broad range of document types published worldwide, including journal articles, books, and dissertations, as well as articles in collective works, such as conference proceedings and collected essay volumes.  The database also includes Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics from the Cambridge University Press database, Index of Economic Articles in Journals & Collective Volumes and the full text of the Journal of Economic Literature book reviews.

EconLit topics include economic development, forecasting, and history; fiscal theory; monetary theory and financial institutions; business finance; public finance; and international, labor, health care, managerial, demographic, regional, agricultural, and urban economics; country studies, and government regulations.

Each campus has its own URL:










b. JSTOR Music Collection Coming Fall 2003

JSTOR Music Collection has been approved for co-investments by CDL and all campuses except Riverside and San Francisco.  CDL will pay the perpetual rights fee, and participating campuses will pay an annual subscription rate.

The Music Collection contains the complete back runs of 31 new JSTOR titles dedicated to scholarly research and theory in the field of music.  This collection contains a vast selection of international titles, including journals published in the Netherlands, Croatia, Hungary, Germany and France.  The title list can be found at There is no overlap of content with any other JSTOR collection.

It addresses musical issues that span diverse musical genres such as World Music in television ads and “Structure and Imagery in Chinese Lute Music.”  One can find articles published as early as 1844, as well as articles about musicology in the contemporary era; subjects from the study of musical instruments to the “Construction of Albanian National Subjectivity” through poetry and songs.

Manuscript studies, criticism and book reviews from respected scholars, musicians and composers such as Aaron Copland, Allen Forte and Jean-Jacques Nattiez are included in this collection.

The Music Collection includes such features of interest as:

The full back runs of four journals that began publication in the 19th century: Archiv für Musikwissenschaft (1899); Journal of the Royal Musical Association (1874); The Musical Times (1844); and Tijdschrift van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis (1869).

The historical volumes of The Musical Times, which has, since 1884, published obituaries of all of the major 19th and 20th century European composers including Brahms, Chopin, Ravel, Liszt and Verdi.

Musical Quarterly, which contains articles written by important composers and musicologists such as Aaron Copland, Arnold Schoenberg, Henry Cowell, and Camille Saint-Saens.

Latin American Music Review, which explores the historical, ethnographic, and sociocultural dimensions of Latin American music around the world, and is one of a number of journals in the collection focusing on international music and ethnomusicology.

c. International Inventory of Musical Sources (Repertoire International des Sources Musicales) (RISM)

International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM) [] is now available to all campuses, except UCR. RISM was the #1 priority for UC music selectors in 2003-2004. Participating campuses will pay an annual subscription fee.

Complementing two SCAP-funded databases, RILM and RIPM, and funded by the campuses, RISM is an anthology of four linked databases that include more than 412,000 records with at least 20,000 new records added each year.

RISM series A/II: “Music manuscripts after 1600” is the most comprehensive annotated index and guide to music manuscripts produced after 1600.  It contains more than 380,000 works by over 18,000 composers.  The manuscripts are found in over 595 libraries and archives in 31 countries including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Uruguay and USA.  The Music manuscript database is linked to three other databases providing additional information to specific content: Composer, Library Sigla and Bibliographic Citations.