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Music, Musicology, Ethnomusicology: Introduction

Music referencing styles used in the UWA Conservatorium of Music

Why is referencing important?

Referencing or citing your sources is an important part of academic writing. It lets you acknowledge the ideas or words of others if you use them in your work and helps avoid plagiarism.

Referencing also demonstrates that you've read relevant backgound literature and you can provide authority for statements you make in your assignments.

Referencing styles used by students and staff in the UWA Conservatorium of Music

The Chicago citation style (notes and bibliography) is the default referencing style used for Music units at UWA.

Visit the Chicago citation style guide for examples of how to format your references using this style.


Some individual lecturers may require you to use a different referencing style, so always check your unit outline or instructions from your lecturer.  

Other styles that may be required by individual lecturers for music units are: