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Style Manuals and Writing

The Music program recommends the Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian's Manual for Writers. The other books listed below are also excellent for writing and style.

How to Write About Music: The RILM Manual of Style. Print. 2nd ed. 2005.
Writing About Music. Print. 4th ed. 2009.
Chicago Manual of Style. Print. 17th ed. 2017.
A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. By Kate Turabian and others. Print. 8th ed. 2013.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Online.

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Citing sources

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