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Writing Citations in Music


Journal Article (MLA 5.4.2)
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, pages.

Watkins, Holly. “Toward a Post-Humanist Organicism.” Nineteenth-Century Music Review, vol. 14, no. 1, 2017, pp. 93–114. DOI:10.1017/s1479409816000306.

Magazine Article (MLA 5.4.6)
Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Magazine, Day Month Year, pages.

Smith, Charlotte. “Paul Rolland's Tension-Free Philosophy.” The Strad, Nov. 2018, pp. 30–37.

Newspaper Article [Web Only] (MLA 5.6.2)
Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Website, Publisher, Publication date [Day Month Year], URL.

Jammu, Rohit. “The Other Guys Celebrate 50 Years.” The Daily Illini, Illini Media Company, 25 Mar. 2019,

Reviews (MLA 5.4.7)
Review Author. "Title of Review (if there is one)." Review of Performance Title, by Author/Director/Artist. Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, page.

Lucano, Ralph. Review of Lucia da Lammermoor, by San Francisco Opera, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Beverly Sills, Luciano Pavarotti, Raymond Wolanski, and Simon Estes. American Record Guide 71.6 (2008), 239.