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Music and Gender: Citing Sources


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How do I write an annotated bibliography?Bingham, George Caleb. Puzzled Witness. ARTSTOR

1.  Select your sources, using evaluation criteria

2. Since you are writing about music, use a variety of sources, including a musical examples.

3.  For each source:

  • Record the bibliographic information accurately, using Chicago bibliographic style.
  • Summarize the source
  • Critically assess the source, including the following:
    • Main argument of the work
    • Evidence presented
    • How useful it was to your research topic
    • Strengths and weaknesses of the work
    • Do you agree with the author and why
    • Importance of the work in relationship to other works in the field
    • Conclusions proposed by the author


AVOID PLAGIARISM. Document sources when you quote or borrow ideas, words, images, by creating footnotes and a bibliography. This demonstrates your research path and allows readers to follow up on ideas expressed.

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