Chicago manual of style, 17th ed. (2017) is a preferred style manual for academic research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Use the online version, or the print version in Stauffer Reference (Ref Z253 .U69 2017). Chicago bibliography or name-date style examples below:
Chapter in an edited book:
Monteiro, Lyra D. 2018. “Race-Conscious Casting and the Erasure of the Black Past in Hamilton.” In Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America’s Past, edited by Renee Christine Romano and Claire Bond Potter, 58–70. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
Potter, Anne. "‘The first black battalion’: Casting in Hamilton." Studies in Musical Theatre 13, no. 3 (2019): 299-307.
See others under Citing & Citation Management.
Cowdery, James R., ed. How to write about music: the RILM manual of style, 2nd ed. New York: Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, 2006. Music Ref. ML3797 .H69 2006
Gottlieb, Jane. Music library and research skills. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009. Music Ref. ML3797 .G68 2009
Holoman, D. Kern. Writing about music: a style sheet, 3rd ed. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2014. Music Ref. ML3797 .W75 2014
Sampsell, Laurie J. Music research: a handbook. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Music Ref. ML113 .S28 2009
Wingell, Richard J., and Silvia Herzog. Introduction to research in music. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001. Music Ref. ML113 .W564 2001t
Wingell, Richard J. Writing about music: an introductory guide, 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Pearson Hall, 2009. Music Ref. ML3797 .W54 2009
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 (CRAAP Test) 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.
The Queen's Writing Centre provides help with brainstorming ideas, creating outlines, improving grammar and style, and thesis statements. Students are advised to book an appointment for one-on-one consultations. The Centre is located in the Stauffer Library as part of Queen's Student Academic Success Services (SASS), which also comprises Learning Strategies.
Reflection means taking some time to examine your thoughts, beliefs, values, attitudes and assumptions about your understanding of a topic, a situation or problem. The key questions in reflective thinking are how? and why? rather than just what? In reflective writing, students are asked to write down their personal thoughts.
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