If you’re an Edinburgh based musician, you might like to know that the National Library of Scotland is trialling some online database subscriptions at the moment. For example, you can go to the NLS and get access to back copies of music journals. The back copies are historical, to say the least – not recent back copies! But there are also newer materials ... you'll need to check these out for yourself! (NLS also has a Kelvinhall site in Glasgow, now, too.)
Trials are on-site (using NLS computers), so you do have to go to the National Library of Scotland to try out these offerings, but if you use the NLS service, the music librarian is asking for feedback! See below.
The National Library of Scotland is currently trialling electronic reference services providing retrospective access to music periodicals:-
RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (1800-1950)RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (Full-Text)RIPM e-Library of Music PeriodicalsTrial access is for onsite users only but feedback can be given via an online survey:The trial ends on 6 Nov 2016.For enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org.