MUSIC 103: Introduction to Popular Music

Citation Management

It is a good idea to use a citation manager (AKA reference manager) to help you manage your citations and format them for your assignments.

U of A offers free accounts through a subscription to RefWorks

There are also free citation managers available online:

Writing about Music

The Research and Writing Subject Guide provides a lot of information on writing for an academic audience.

You may also find the following Campus supports helpful:

Below are some key resources about researching and writing about music:

Citing Music

It is your responsibility to cite or reference the sources you use as a music scholar or performer. For more information, please see:

Music usually uses either Chicago Style or Turabian (a modified version of Chicago Style) for citation, but be sure to check with your instructor on what citation style they would like you to use. The Citation Styles Subject Guide provides information on many citation styles.

You may also find this Citing Music Resources guide from Western Libraries helpful.