We now have a new interface for The Music Index Online and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature via EBSCOhost. We have revised the links on the main library electronic resources page, the Mendel Music Library Web page, and also the Music LibGuide. There could be some now errant links out there in on other pages you might occasionally use (please report if you encounter any).
Because the Music Index and RILM now are on the same searching platform, it is easy to cross-search both databases for simultaneous searching of names and terms--thus casting a wider net, since there is a good bit of the music literature not covered by both resources. You can refine the search in either of these databases to also include the other by clicking on the "Choose Resources" link at the top of the screen. But easier is to just use this link (http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mah&defaultdb=rih) - which is now also on the Mendel Web page as well as the Music LibGuide.
If you have old, book-marked links, you should change them so that they will connect to these new paths:
Please note: these links only work from Princeton terminals or by using a VPM or ProxyServer connection for authorized Princeton users working from remote locations.
Savvy searchers may also note that there is a new search default on all the EBSCOhost products: "Find all my search terms" - the default used to be Boolean/Phrase, which led to all sorts of false results for those used to basic keyword searching as a default in so many commonly used search engines.
I think you will prefer the EBSCO search interface for RILM over the previous one; similarly for the Music Index--although in this case we have no option as EBSCO bought out the Music Index last week. Such is corporate life in the world of music research as well!