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Music: Citing Your Sources

A guide to resources for study and research in Music

Which Style to Use?

Your instructor usually determines which style you must use in your papers. If you don't know--ASK!

Style Guides in the Library

Generally, you will only use one of these style manuals as a guide for how to cite sources and arrange parts of research papers.  However, you may find general advice on research in all of these.

Writing and Citing in Music

Books on writing about music are at ML 3797.

Common Style Guides

Citation Management Tools

Quick Citation Formatting in Databases.

Many databases allow you to format citations into various writing styles. When available, look for the wording “cite” or “cite now,” or see if it is an option after clicking on “save, print, email.”