Music Library - Writing Guides
For additional help with writing, visit the WWU Writing Center located in Western Libraries.
Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
LB2369 .T8 2007 reference
The Chicago Manual of Style Online, 15th ed.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Western Libraries, "Citation Guides & Style Manuals."
University of Western Ontario, "Citing Music Sources."
WWU Music Library, "Chicago Style Citation Guide."
University of California, Berkeley, "Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask."
Bellman, Jonathan. A Short Guide to Writing about Music. New York: Pearson longman, 2007.
Irvine, Demar. Irvine's Writing About Music, 3rd ed. Portland, OR: Amadeus Press, 1999.
ML3797 .I79 1999 reference
Wingell, Richard. Writing About Music, 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009.
ML3797 .W54 2009 reference
The following resources provide information about copyright rules and regulations relevant to music materials, conducting research, and publishing. While these sites are highly respected, the Music Library is not responsible for any information contained on these sites.
WWU Copyright Policy
This page provides a link to a PDF file of Western Washington University's copyright policy as well as a "Frequently Asked Questions" worksheet.
MLA Copyright for Music Librarians
Created and supported by the Music Library Association, this online guide provides a detailed and searchable FAQ page, Guidelines, and links to additional resources about copyright laws relevant to music materials.
Music Publishers' Association Copyright Resource Center
The MPA Copyright Resource Center provides detailed explanations of the United States Copyright Law as pertains to music materials, serves as a gateway to additional online resources, and allows visitors to search the copyright status of some materials.
United States Copyright Office
This is the official website of the United States Copyright Office. This site provides detailed information about copyright and fair use as well as information explaining how to register your materials for copyright.