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Music Research Process

What's Your Citation Style?

Turabian / Chicago (for musicology)

  • Chicago Manual of Style Online (library subscription) with full rules and examples.
  • Chicago Style Quick Guide (free site) with examples for common formats such as articles, books, book chapters
  • Turabian Quick Guide (free site) with examples for common formats such as articles, books, book chapters
  • Examples of Bibliographic Citations in Music [Notes & Bibliography style] (free PDF) by the music librarian at Towson University. Includes examples for citing Grove, portions of sound recordings and scores, IMSLP, streaming audio, MP3s, YouTube. 
  • Citing Music Sources [Notes & Bibliography style] (free PDF) by the music librarian at University of Western Ontario. Includes examples for LPs, music manuscripts, score reprints, and other non-book formats!

APA (for ethnomusicology, music education)

MLA or others

Citation Management Tools

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

  • RefWorks -- Provided by SU Libraries; Web application, use anywhere anytime
  • 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 citations@listserv.syr.edu

Article Link Doesn't Work Off-Campus?

Add this prefix to the front of your web address to go through the library's proxy server when you are off-campus:

http://libezproxy.syr.edu/login?url=