Citing Sources

Footnote and Bibliography Formats

  1. Whenever you quote, borrow an idea or any information from a source you must credit the source in a footnote or endnote.  Give a full citation of the author and reference the first time you refer to the source, and a short version with the author's name and the title thereafter.
  2. Always include the specific page number where the information can be found.
  3. Whenever you want to provide additional references or contribute commentary that is relevant to a subject, put these into a footnote.

    Example:

    Mozart's fugal writing occurs in several of his late symphonies.  See A. Peter Brown, “Eighteenth-Century Traditions and Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony K.551,” The Journal of Musicology, 20 (2003):157-195.
  4. End your entry with a period.

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