In this guide, you'll find ways to get started on academic research in music, as well as sources for scores and online audio. There are also tools to help with music theory, both aural and written, and writing guides. Enjoy! ♫
Music scholarship typically uses Chicago/Turabian style; this is not, however, universal, so be sure to check with your professor, editor, or whomever is reviewing the text before committing to a particular style.
There are many different software programs that you can use to manage citations; please see the guide Citation and Copyright for more information. In addition, please see the Library's Copyright Primer for more information about the legal concepts of intellectual property that make citation and attribution essential to scholarly work.
The Cook Music Library guide to bibliographic citations provides models for citing complete works editions, sound recordings of various types, and other formats that are particularly common in musical scholarship.
Similar to the above guide to bibliographic citations, the Cook Music Library Guide to footnotes and endnotes provides models for citing complete works editions, sound recordings, and other formats that are common in musical scholarship.