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Style Manuals and Writing

The Music program recommends the Chicago Manual of Style. Turabian's Manual for Writers, which is based on the Chicago Manual, is also listed below. The other books are also useful as is the Purdue OWL website.

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. 9th ed. 2018.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Online.

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Citing sources

See our Citation Style Guide and this quick guide on the Chicago website.