Chapter 04

Scholarly documentation: citing sources

This chapter explains what scholarly documentation is and why we use it in academic writing. It is closely related to Chapters 9, 10, and 11, where documentation systems for different kinds of source (including books, printed and electronic journals, music, and pictures) are illustrated. This chapter helps you to recognise both the notes and bibliography system and the author-date system, although the emphasis of the book is on the notes and bibliography system, because this is the one that music students are most commonly required to use in US colleges and universities.

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Cross references from Music in Words

There are no specific cross references from Chapter 4.

Helpful external Web sites

The Chicago Manual of Style Online is only available by subscription, but its website has some freely accessible resources including an interesting "Question and Answer" page and a "Quick Guide" to Chicago citation style.

Chapter bibliography

The Chicago Manual of Style. 15th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Gibaldi, J. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2003.

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. Revised by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams and the University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff. 7th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

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