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This guide lists resources for researching and writing about music, and creating citations for music resources.
Music Research: A Handbook, 3rd ed. by
Call Number: ML113 S25 M87 2020 [Allen writing shelves]
Introduces the major music research tools. Appendices include citation examples for Turabian/Chicago, MLA, and APA.
A Guide for Music Citation - Chicago/Turabian Style
A guide to many common music sources cited in Chicago/Turabian style, with footnote and bibliography citation examples. From Indiana University Libraries.
Notes Style Sheet
Documents style and citation decisions made by editors of the Music Library Association's journal Notes. Addresses many issues associated with musical works or writings. Download the file to use navigation features.
Style guide of the American Psychological Association, most likely to be used in the sciences, social sciences, and music education.
Chicago: Style guide of the University of Chicago, often used in the humanities, literature, and arts.
Turabian: An alternative/expanded guide derived from Chicago style.
Style of the Modern Language Association, often used in the humanities, literature, and arts.
MLA Handbook, 9th ed.
Call Number: LB2369 G53 2021 [Allen writing shelves]
Most often used in the humanities, literature, and arts. Builds on the MLA's unique approach to documenting sources using core elements that allows writers to cite any type of work. Includes new information on inclusive language, hundreds of example citations, and more.
MLA Handbook, 8th ed.
Call Number: LB2369 G53 2016 [Allen writing shelves, Mortensen reserves]
Most often used in the humanities, literature, and arts. "Previous editions of the MLA Handbook provided separate instructions for each format, and additional instructions were required for new formats. [Now] MLA recommends instead one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any type of source."
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