Department of Music

the university of hong kong

Writing about Music: a style guide

This is a style guide prepared for MUSI2071, based on the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS). Here you will find two documentation styles presented in the CMS: 1) Notes and Bibliography, and 2) Author-Date References. Although the former is preferred in literature, history, and the arts, and the latter in the physical, natural, and social sciences, you should consider the types of sources you have and choose between the two styles based on their characteristics.

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