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Research in the Disciplines: Music and Music of the Moment: Evaluating and finding web sources & citing your sources

Research tips and tools for the Research in the Disciplines Music classes

Evaluating web sources

Basic Website Evaluation - Rutgers Libguide by Eileen Stec

University of California, Berkeley's page on evaluating web pages is another excellent source for information on judging the quality of the website you're looking at.

Selected sites related to music and performing arts

Citing your sources

NCSU Citation Builder

North Carolina State University Libraries built an online tool for creating citations in several different styles, including MLA. Simply choose the type of source you want to cite (journal article, book, etc.) and enter in the necessary information.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): MLA Formatting and Style Guide

An excellent site providing guidance on citation formatting for research papers. Presents basic templates for many different sources with good explanations.  Also has information on APA style.

Places to find websites

You can, of course, start with, but if you'd like to investigate other ways to find web sources, try the following sites.

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