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Music - Guide to Research

The purpose of this guide is to organize the most relevant USD Library resources for students, staff and faculty within the discipline of Music.


A copy of the 8th edition of this style guide is available at the library.

cover Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations - Kate Turabian
Call Number: LB2369 .T8 2013
ISBN: 0226816370
Publication Date: 8th Edition 2013

Turabian Quick Guide  
From the University of Chicago Press, this brief five-page online guide (link above) outlines the basics of "Turabian style" (8th ed.), which "are essentially the same as those presented in the Chicago Manual of Style, sixteenth edition, with slight modifications for the needs of student writers."

  Chicago Style Websites

Help from the University of Chicago Press. See especially Chapter 17 and the Quick Guide.

Citing your Sources

When writing a research paper it is important to properly cite your resources. Consider using a citation management software, such as Endnote, to simplify the process of collecting, organizing, and formatting your citations. The Libraries offers group instruction or individual consultation for EndNote. See the EndNote LibGuide for more info.

  Books: Chicago & Turabian Style Citations

Chicago and Turabian are very similar with some subtle differences.  Be sure to use the appropriate guide as assigned by your professor.

Article Citations? Done!

Most of the Library article databases have an option to cite an article. Look for it, and save time. image

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