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MU 315 Music History 1: Cite Sources


You can easily compile and format your citations using RefWorks. Tutt Library offers the following online guides:

Tutorials (flash and pdf)



Feel free to contact the Research Desk,Writing Center, or your library liaison for help.

Online Style Guides

Complete list of online Style and Writing Guides 

Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker

Why Cite, Anyway?

 1.  It's important to give credit to the person whose work/creation you're using.

 2.  It's important to help your reader find the information you've used.

Citation Style

Writing About Music: A Style Sheet

ML3797 .W75 2008 (Music Library Reference)

A guide confronting many of the tricky aspects of writing about this discipline:

  • how to describe music works and procedures in prose
  • Rules for running narrative, expository text
  • citations (notes, bibliography)
  • treatment of musical examples, tables, illustrations

How to Write About Music-The RILM Manual of Style

ML3797 .H69 2005 (Music Library Reference)

RILM lays out policies and procedures for issues that confront every author of texts about music. It includes:

  • General elements of writing style that are commonly questioned
  • Issues frequently encountered by writers on music, thought not specifically musical in nature
  • Issues specific to music

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

LB2369 .G53 2009

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Chicago Manual of Style

PE1478 .U69 2003

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  • North Basement
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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers

PE1478 .T8 2007

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  • North Basesment

Publication Manual of the American Pyschological Association 

BF76.7 .P83 2010

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