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A Guide for Music Citation - Chicago/Turabian Style

This guide supports music students by providing examples and tips for Chicago/Turabian style citation. It covers all types of music sources, including texts, scores, and recordings.

Magazine

Print

F:

1. Richard Taruskin, “Who Was Shostakovich?” Atlantic Monthly, February 1995, 63.

B:

Taruskin, Richard. “Who Was Shostakovich?” Atlantic Monthly, February 1995, 63–72.

  • Note that the volume and issue numbers are omitted. If you choose, the page numbers may also be omitted in your bibliography.

 

Online

F:

1. Steve Knopper, "Why Fewer People Want Their MTV," Rolling Stone, April 9, 2015, accessed July 20, 2016, Academic Search Premier.

B:

Knopper, Steve. "Why Fewer People Want Their MTV." Rolling Stone, April 9, 2015. Accessed July 20, 2016. Academic Search Premier.

  • This article was discovered through a database (Academic Search Premier). If your article is from a website (e.g. rollingstone.com) provide the complete URL.

Newspaper

F:

1. Richard Taruskin, “Wagner’s Antichrist Crashes a Pagan Party,” New York Times, June 6, 1999, Sunday, Late Edition—Final.

B:

Taruskin, Richard. “Wagner’s Antichrist Crashes a Pagan Party.” New York Times, June 6, 1999, Sunday, Late Edition—Final.

  • Page numbers are omitted, although the edition is helpful to mention.
  • Newspaper articles only need to be included in a bibliography if critical to your argument or if frequently cited. (But they must be cited in footnotes.)
  • To cite an online article, replace the edition information with an access date and URL or database name (like the magazine example above).