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MUS202: Beethoven

This guide supports the research needs of MUS202: Beethoven

How to Cite: The Chicago Manual of Style

The predominant guide for citing your sources in musicology is the Chicago Manual of Style

The CMoS can be a challenge to use if you're not familiar with it, so the library created a citation guide with music specific examples throughout. It includes examples of footnotes/endnotes and bibliographic entries, along with links to the CMoS if you'd prefer to read the rules in their entirety. It also includes samples with helpful descriptors identifying the various elements needed for citations, as with the illustrations below:


Example of a footnote:

1 Author First Name Last Name, Title in Italics (City of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year Published), Page number.

1 Martha Feldman, The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds (Oakland: University of California Press, 2015), 315-16.

Example of a bibliographic entry:

Author Last Name, First Name. Title in Italics. City of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year Published.

Feldman, Martha. The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds. Oakland: University of California Press, 2015.