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Citation Guide

Discover and explore the basics of why and how to cite.

The Chicago Manual of Style 

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations is a simplified version of the more extensive Chicago Manual of Style.

Always check with your professor if you are unsure as to which style guide you should be using.

The following links provide access to examples of citations for articles, books, images and other materials used in your research.

Purdue OWL

Purdue OWL - An excellent resource for Chicago Manual of Style information. 

Chicago Manual of Style Sample Paper

  • A sample paper from the Purdue OWL provides an excellent example of how a research paper should be structured using the Chicago Manual of Style. 

Citation for Music Majors

Western Libraries have developed an excellent Library Guide for Music Majors. This guide illustrates how to cite information unique to musical scores, videos, and other sources often used in the discipline. 


If you are experiencing problems with our guides, please contact Janet S. Ward,, Associate Professor and Web Services Librarian.