How to analyze a book citation
Baily, John. 1994. "The role of music in the creation of an Afghan national identity." In Ethnicity, identity and music: the musical construction of place, ed. Martin Stokes, 45-60. Providence, RI: Berg Publishers.
The citation refers to a chapter in an edited book.
Tip: Search QCAT by Title Exact to see if Queen's Library has the book Ethnicity, identity and music. Omit initial articles (the, an, a). Ignore punctuation and case.
How to analyze a journal citation
Sparling, Heather. 2008. "Categorically speaking: towards a theory of (musical) genre in Cape Breton Gaelic culture." Ethnomusicology 52(3): 401-25.
The citation refers to an article in a journal.
Tip: Search QCAT by Journal Title Exact to see if Queen's Library subscribes to the journal ethnomusicology. Omit initial articles (the, an, a), if any. Ignore punctuation and case.
Chicago manual of style, 16th ed. is the preferred style of documentation for MUSC103.
Check out these sites for other information on citing sources:
Queen's Library guide: Citing sources
Queen's Library guide: Citing and Citation Managers
Western Libraries, London, ON: Citing MUSIC SOURCES (2010) - in PDF format
American Anthropological Association (AAA) style guide is downloadable as a PDF
Evaluating your sources is a crucial step of the research process. You need to evaluate carefully each source to determine its appropriateness and quality.
It is particularly important to evaluation information that you find on the Web. Because there are no rules and anyone can post a page on the Web, you will have to determine whether the web site is of value. Go to Evaluating Web Sources for specific criteria used to analyze websites.
Check our Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals page in order to evaluate periodicals by looking at their content, purpose, and intended audience.
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