What kind of examples are included on this page?
As you scroll, you'll find footnote and bibliography entry templates and examples of citations for real sources for the following types of encyclopedia and dictionary entries:
Some important notes about citing digital content
NOTE: Citations for websites, blogs, and content from Libraries databases like journal articles and digital encyclopedia entries (including Oxford Music Online/Grove) are formatted slightly differently!
- The Chicago Manual of Style Online defines these differences as follows in section 14.205: "Websites, blogs, and social media defined:"
"For the purposes of this discussion, website refers to the collection of pages (web pages) made publicly available via the internet at a specific location on the World Wide Web by an individual or an organization. A blog (from weblog) is a web-based forum that consists of posted entries organized by date or topic (and often also titled or signed, or both) and usually accompanied by readers’ comments. Social media (or social networking) refers to any internet-based forum for public communication shared by means of a dedicated platform or service. A website can host or consist of a blog or social media content, and blogs overlap with social media (not to mention online periodicals), blurring the distinctions between the terms. All three can include multimedia content (see [Chicago Manual of Style Online section] 14.267–68). Social media can also consist of privately shared content, which is normally cited like other forms of personal communication (see [Chicago Manual of Style Online section] 14.214)."
- Websites include digital content that is not "published" in the traditional sense, the way that ebooks, digital journal articles, and digital encyclopedias are published. Website content could include resources like a composer's or performer's website; an ensemble's, museum's, or other organization's website; or commercially-available content for sale.
- Resources found through Libraries databases like journal articles or encyclopedia entries have their own citation templates that are slightly different than the template for websites. This guide also provides examples of citations for digital journal and newspaper articles and for digital encyclopedia entries (like those that come from Oxford Music Online/Grove or The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music.
The distinction between different types of digital content is sometimes difficult to make, so if you're ever unsure about how to cite digital content, contact Jessica Abbazio, Music Librarian (email@example.com) for help!
Website bibliography entries:
Blog bibliography entries: