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Music Subject Guide: Citing Sources

Manage your sources

Manage your sources

  • For electronic sources, download copies and back them up to the cloud
  • For every source, take good notes and record page number references for text that you want to quote/paraphrase
  • Ensure that you record sufficient details about each source so you can cite it properly
  • Use an online research manager to help you (see below)

Cite your sources

 Cite your sources

Music students are commonly asked to use the Chicago Style to cite their sources.  Below is a quite guide for your handy reference.

Click here for the Library's guide to Chicago Style 

The Library's guide is based on the seventeenth edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Documentary collections

 Online research managers

Organizing and citing your sources can be challenging, but fortunately there are several free online tools to help you. These allow you to:

  • Save copies of the sources that you have found, and back them up to the cloud
  • Make notes and highlights on PDF copies that you have saved
  • Automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies

The Library recommends the following tools: