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Music 222: Music of the World's Peoples: Writing & Citing

This guide is a starting point for research.

Citing Sources

Citations are key to participating in the scholarly community. They are a way to converse with other scholars, but they also:

  • Give fair credit to others for their ideas, creations, and expressions.
  • Back up claims and statements.
  • Provide a way for an interested reader to learn more.
  • Support academic integrity.

Consult Citation Tools to learn more about different citation styles.  Collins Library also supports two knowledge management tools:  RefWorks and Zotero.

Academic Integrity

Start with these sources about academic integrity, but don't hesitate to ask a librarian or your instructor if you have further questions.

Citation Guides

You may use either Chicago or MLA as your citation style guide.

The library has developed quick reference sheets which include examples of the most common sources:

Quick Guides to the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.)
Notes-Bibliography System (Humanities Style)
Author-Date System
Supplement for History Papers

Quick MLA reference sheet

Additionally, there are many great online sites that will assist you in interpreting and utilizing the various citation styles.  Here is one good one to be aware of: Purdue OWL:  Style Guide

Get Help at CWLT

The Center for Writing, Learning and Teaching (CWLT), located in Howarth 109, offers students opportunities to get help on all aspects of the writing process.  Services include:

  • Writing Advisors who are selected through a rigorous application process and who are specially trained to help students get started on a paper, organize their thoughts, or improve their editing skills.
  • Peer Tutors in a wide range of subjects who are nominated by professors in their disciplines and who are specially trained to help students individually or in small groups.
  • Language Partners who work with multilingual students to help them navigate the conventions and quirks of academic English writing.
  • Academic Consultants who are specially trained to help students improve their time management skills, organization, study skills, and test-taking strategies.