Reference managers are easy-to-use tools that can help you collect, organize, cite, and share research sources. Buswell library offers full support to current Wheaton users for Zotero and Mendeley and limited database connectivity support for EndNote. Go to the library's Reference Managers page for more information on setup and use of these tools.
Most music scholarly writing uses either Turabian/University of Chicago citation style, or MLA (Modern Language Association) citation style. Ask your instructor which style is preferred for your writing project.
There are numerous online reference pages for Turabian/Chicago style that are easy to use. The Citation Quick Guide page from the University of Chicago and the Chicago section of the Purdue OWL are good places to start. You may need to consult the published version in some instances; it is available in Buswell Library at the Research Help Desk: Quick Ref LB2369 .T8 2018
Similarly, there are numerous online pages to help use MLA Style. The MLA Style Center and the MLA section of the Purdue OWL are good places to start. The published version of the MLA Style Book is available in Buswell Library at the Research Help Desk: Quick Ref LB2369 .M52 2016.