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MUS 370: Music through Sketch Study: Writing & Citing

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Citing Your Sources
Tips on writing up your research:  when to cite, using quotations, paraphrasing, etc.

Turabian Quick Guide from University of Chicago Press

Chicago Manual of Style Online (complete subscription version)

Purdue Writing Lab (OWL):  Research and Citation Resources

Music in Words:  A Guide to Researching and Writing about Music. Trevor Herbert.  2009.
Print copy:  MUSICMEDIA REFERENCE ML3797 .H537 2009

Guidance on writing, conducting research, using libraries and the internet, citing sources, and questions of style.

Writing about Music: A Style Sheet.  2d ed. D. Kern Holoman.  2008
MUSICMEDIA REFERENCE ML3797 .W75 2008

How to Write about Music:  The RILM Manual of Style. 2d ed. James R. Cowdery, ed.  2006.
MUSICMEDIA REFERENCE ML3797 .H69 2006

Deals with many details of wording, usage, citation style, and other technical aspects of preparing a paper.

Writing about Music:  An Introductory Guide4th ed.  Richard J. Wingell.  2009.
MUSICMEDIA REFERENCE ML3797 .W54 2009
How to write effectively about music.  Covers research and analytical papers, program notes, and other writing.

Remember to adapt punctuation and other components in various guides to maintain one consistent style for your citations.

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