For example, in order to find a balanced and comprehensive view of the journal literature, a researcher must search not only music databases like Music Index and RILM, but also databases like PsychINFO, PubMed, the CAIRSS
database developed by the Institute for Music Research, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL).
They were located via either: (a) reviewing articles published since 1980 in the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, The Australian Journal of Music Therapy, and British Journal of Music Therapy; and (b) conducting on-line data base searches on psychlit from 1986, CAIRSS
from 1980, CINAHL from 1980, and Dissertations Abstracts International, from 1996.
MRIS is the gateway to the CAIRSS
[Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval Service System], a bibliographic database of music research literature, and TIME [Technology in Music Education], a bibliographic database of music software and software archives, as well as remote music services.