The main citation format used in the department of Music is MLA Style.
Use the links below to learn more:
Note: MLA formatting requires that citations are double spaced and that the second and subsequent lines of each citation are indented. The formatting options on this guide prevents that aspect of formatting here.
1. How do you cite an entry from Grove's Online?
(Hint: The Grove's Database's "Cite" button does not give correct MLA information.)
Handel, George Frideric." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. ", www.oxfordmusiconline.com.pointloma.idm.oclc.org/subscriber/article/grove/music/40060. Accessed 17 Jan. 2017.
2. How do you cite a recording of a performance found in Naxos Music Library?
Handel, George Frederic. “Part II: Hallelujah (Chorus)” Handel: Messiah (Highlights), Warner Classics - Parlophone, Naxos Music Library, pointloma.naxosmusiclibrary.com.pointloma.idm.oclc.org/stream.asp?s=139307%2Fplnunmlpd08%2Fqn6388%5F015. Accessed 17 Jan. 2017.
(Hint: Once in the album in Naxos, choose "Show static url." on the left, then copy the url for the specific section of the piece you're citing.)
3. How do you cite a music score out of an anthology?
Lully, Jean-Baptiste. "Armide, Tragedie en 5 Actes et un Prologue." 1686. Norton Anthology of Western Music, edited by Claude V. Palisca, Norton, 1988, pp. 385-394.
(Hint: The date after the title is the date the composition was written.)
4. How do you cite program notes?
Pedersen, Keith. "Handel's Messiah." The Messiah. 4 Dec. 2011, Brown Chapel, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA. Program Notes.
5. How do you cite an article found in full-text in a database such as JSTOR?
(Hint: If there is no issue number, just leave that out and only show the volume number. Use the Cite fuction to get started; edits may be needed.)
Wollston, Silas. “New Light on Purcell's Early Overtures.” Early Music, vol. 37, no. 4, 2009, pp. 647–655. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/40390825.
Want to know more?
The link below is a great source for specific music-related citation questions.
(Hint: Just make sure you use the MLA portion of the page, rather than the APA section.)
EndNote (Basic) is a web-based tool for managing and citing references in papers and creating bibliographies which allows users to:
Addtional instructions are at the Endnote Guide.