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Citing Music Materials According to Chicago: Journal Articles

This guide provides examples of how to cite various music materials according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed.

How Do I Find the Information That I Need to Cite?

Below is a record for a journal article from the Music Periodicals Database. All of the information that you need to create your own footnote or bibliographic citation can be found in this record.

Elements of a Journal Article Citation:

The following elements are required to create a complete citation for a journal article:

  • Author
  • Title of article
  • Title of journal
  • Volume and number
  • Date
  • Page numbers
  • For articles accessed online, a URL.

Citing a Journal Article:

Sample Footnote Entry:

1. Sara J. Beutter Manus, "Librarian in the Classroom: An Embedded Approach to Music Information Literacy for First-Year Undergraduates," Notes - Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 66, no. 2 (Dec. 2009): 24, http://login.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1110066?accountid=14816.

Sample Bibliography Entry:

Manus, Sara J. Beutter. "Librarian in the Classroom: An Embedded Approach to Music Information Literacy for First-Year Undergraduates." Notes - Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 66, no. 2 (Dec. 2009):249-61. http://login.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1110066?accountid=14816/.