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Music: Citation

Chicago Style

Chicago is a documentation style that has been published by the Chicago University Press since 1906. This citation style incorporates rules of grammar and punctuation common in American English and presents two basic documentation systems:

  1. notes and bibliography
  2. author-date (in-text citations and bibliography)

Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and the nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars.

Need a different manual?

For additional citation style resources, visit the library's citation guide:

Music Citation and Copyright

Check out these excellent tutorials on music copyright, created by librarians and students at William & Mary.