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Monday, 30 March 2015

How To Cite References, Chicago Style

Our RCS music students are encouraged to develop a consistent citation style, such as the Chicago (also called Turabian) style. This means that if you quote from a book or article, you put a footnote number after the quotation, and the details go in the footnote at the bottom of the page.

Here's a useful summary shared with us by Dr Peter Argondizza. He sourced it from the University of Wisconsin at Madison:-

A Guide to Chicago or Turabian Documentation Style / The Writing Centre, University of Wisconsin

 Our BMus third year students are working on essays about Stravinksy and Beethoven.  Here's a quote from a book about Stravinsky, followed by the footnote telling you where the quote comes from.  (The book itself is actually here, waiting to be labelled and shelved in the Whittaker Library, so watch those shelves!):-

"His initial impulse was to reproduce the sound of a Russian peasant band" 1
1   Pieter C. Van den Toorn and John McGuinness, Stravinsky and the Russian period: Sound and legacy of a musical idiom (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 75

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