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Chicago Manual of Style
The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is the source most often used for Music Department assignments and papers. Be sure to check if your instructor requires CMS 16th or 17th edition. Here are some links to help you:
Citation quick guides
Notes & Bibliography style
Quick Guide for the Author-Date Format (for Music Theory courses)
Link provided by Dr. Alan Dodson in 2022. Use this guide when preparing citations for your music theory essays.
Important: Author-date format is not the same as footnote-bibliography format. The former is used in music theory courses, the latter in music history.
Citation Manuals (print & online)