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MUS 105 - Research Composers, Works, Styles, Periods

This research guide will help you with the papers in Music 105 that focus on a musical work/composition, a famous composer/artist, a historical time period, and/or musical style/genre.

4. Cite Your Sources in MLA Format

Here are a few examples to help you cite your sources in MLA format. More examples are found on the MLA guide.

Citing a Live Musical Concert (Individual)

Format: Performer. Concert. Date of Performance, Name of Venue/Location, City (if not in the venue name).

Example: Church, Eric. Concert. 6 Apr. 2017, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville.

*Note: If concert has a title, you can include it after the performer's name.


Citing a Live Musical Concert (Group of Performers)

Format: Title of Performance. Concert (omit if 'concert' is in title). Performance by Name of Group or Major Performers, Date of Performance, Name of Venue/Location, City (if not in the venue name).

Example: Converse Chorale Spring Concert. Performance by The King's Quire, 20 Apr. 2017, Daniel Recital Hall, Converse College, Spartanburg.

Example 2: Wofford College Music Department Pops Concert. Performance by Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Choir, Goldtones, and Wofford Men, 27 Apr. 2017, The Pavilion, Wofford College, Spartanburg.

*Note: If concert does not have a formal title, you can create a descriptive title, but do not italicize it.

 

Citing a Program:

Example: Program for Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra Concert at Twichell Auditorium, Converse College, Spartanburg. 29 Apr. 2017.


How to Cite Part of a Book or Ebook (Print or Electronic)

Format: Author(s). "Title of Part." Title of Book, edited by Editor, edition, vol. #, Publisher, Year, page number(s). Database Name (if electronic).


How to Cite a Journal Article from a Database

Format: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. #, no. #, Date of Publication, page number(s). Database Name (if electronic).


How to Cite a Website

Format: Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Website in Italics, Website Publisher (if different than title), Date of publication, URL.

*Note:  Exclude publisher if title of website and publisher are the same.
*Note: If website does not have a date, add an access date at the end after the URL: Accessed 7 May 2016.
*Note: Do not include the http:// or https:// in the URL.

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