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Style Manuals

Chicago/Turabian is the recommended style manual for music.

How to Write About Music: The RILM Manual of Style. 2nd ed. 2005.

Writing About Music. 4th ed. 2009.

Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed. 2010.

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Turabian. 8th ed. 2013.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab. Online.

Track your research

Zotero, a free, browser-based citation manager, is the standard tool at Laurentian. It can: 

  • Directly import references from article databases, the library catalogue, e-book collections, etc.
  • Manage and organize your references.
  • Create a bibliography.
  • Share your references with others
  • Add in-text citations and a bibliography directly into your assignment. 

Citing sources

Properly citing your sources is an extremely valuable and necessary skill when completing your research. See Laurentian's Citation Style Guides for quick reference guides on commonly used citation styles.