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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.


  • Oxford Music Online, formerly known as Grove, calls itself a dictionary, but functions like an encyclopedia, yet features signed articles by experts in their fields. The citation format provided here is a hybrid of the journal article style and the signed article encyclopedia style
  •  Deane Root is the editor for Grove Online.

1. Edward Strickland, "Glass, Philip," Grove Music Online, ed. Deane Root, accessed June 30, 2016,


Strickland, Edward. "Glass, Philip." Grove Music Online. Edited by Deane Root. Accessed June 30, 2016.



1. Edward Strickland, "Glass, Philip," The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, eds. Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan, 2001), ix: 934.


Strickland, Edward. "Glass, Philip." The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. London: Macmillan, 2001. ix: 932-936.

  • At the end of the citation, list the volume in Roman numerals and the page numbers in Arabic numerals.