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Music Education: Citing Sources

This guide is designed specifically for music education research and resources.

Plagiarism Overview from the OWL at Purdue

Have questions about what plagiarism is or about how to avoid it?     

Browse the following for help:


The above links are made available through The OWL at Purdue, an Online Writing Lab created and maintained by the English department at Purdue University

Citation Style Manuals: Chicago, or APA style

Chicago Style 17th Edition (for humanities: music history, vocal pedagogy, music theory)

APA (for social sciences: ethnomusicology, music education)

Citation Management Tools

Once you choose your citation style, pick a citation manager to help!

  • EndNote -- See the ITS website on EndNote for license and purchase options for faculty/staff/students. Work on your own computer; Powerful tool for manuscript preparation; Organize documents and images

  • Zotero -- Open source citation tool; Capture web pages and other new media

Need help with citation managers? Email librarians here at SU for help or to request an instruction session