Department of Music
All assessed work must be word-processed, as follows:
- Leave adequate margins for markers’ comments
- Use double spacing (footnotes, endnotes and indented quotations require single-spacing).
- Use a 12 point font.
- Use UK spelling, not US (so ‘programme’, not ‘program’ unless talking about computers)
- Submit essay in Word (not pdf) if you can, as it’s easier for us to mark using ‘track changes’ – you get a higher quality of feedback this way
- Include a full bibliography at the end – you lose marks for omitting this
- Give references (footnotes) every time to quote someone else’s words or ideas. Failure to do this constitutes plagiarism
Present your list of sources in alphabetical order, by surname. Do not number your list. Examples of different kinds of publication are listed below. If you want to use a type of source that is not listed here (youtube, blogs etc), ask the unit tutor for advice. Sometimes there is no clear ‘correct’ solution, but we will always suggest a way of referencing it. These are the most commonly used types of source:
1) Single-authored book:
2) Edited book:
3) Chapter within an edited book:
NB: Listing separate chapters in your bibliography. This is slowly becoming a standard practice, but the ‘correct’ way is simply to list the edited book. Separate chapters should, however, be named in your footnotes. So for example, if you are using Richard Taruskin’s book Defining Russia Musically and using just one chapter, say ‘Shostakovich and the Inhuman’, you would just list the book as a whole in your bibliography, but in your footnote you would specify as follows:
Caution – common mistakes!!
Do not reference sources from academia.edu without providing the author’s full name. Usually, all work uploaded to academica.edu is a draft version of work that is published. You can find the publication info via links from the uploaded paper.
You will find most, or even all, of your journal sources online through JSTOR or a similar electronic database. Do NOT provide a URL, but give the journal information as provided above (the Moseley article). This does not count as a web resource.