Citing Music

Memorial University uses MLA (7th ed.) and APA Style (6th ed.) for citing music.

Download a PDF copy of our Citing Music Quick Guide.

Need more help? There are many special issues related to writing about music: capitalizing names of stylistic periods, identifying exact titles of musical works, naming notes and keys, and dealing with foreign terms are some of these. Athough he uses Chicago Style, Richard J. Wingell addresses many of these issues in his books, available in the library:

Introduction to Research in Music by Richard J. Wingell (2001) Writing About Music: An Introductory Guide by Richard J. Wingell(4th ed., 2009)

Introduction to Research in Music (2001)

Writing About Music:
An Introductory Guide, 4th ed. (2009)

 

Citing Music in the Text of Your Paper

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