Skip to main content

University Library

MUS 351: History of Western Music: Classic to the 20th Century

A guide for students in MUS 351

Why do I need to cite?

There are a number of reasons why researchers cite their sources. A research paper, book, or article always builds on the work of other scholars who have come before. When you write a paper you're engaging in a conversation that has been going on for a long time, and hopefully contributing something that others will one day build on in their own work. Citing sources lets your readers know what ideas and scholars you are responding to in your paper, and whose work you're building on.

Citation Management Tools

EndNote Web: Available to SSU students, faculty and staff.

Mendeley: Available free online.

Zotero: Another free option!