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University Libraries - Music Writing Resources

Communication Fundamentals

Email Etiquette for Students: Purdue's guide to email etiquette.

USC Career Center: Resume and Cover letter writing tutorials and samples.

Resume Writing: A link to the University of South Carolina Career Center's guide on writing a resume.

Music Education Sample Resume #1: Example of a one page resume for music education students.

Music Education Sample Resume #2: Example of a three page resume for music education students.

USC Writing Center: The USC Writing Center helps writers at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to polishing final drafts to anything in between.


Citation Tools

NoodleTools Express: After a form is filled out, NoodleTools creates Chicago, APA and MLA citations at a click of a button.

USC Music Library Turabian Handout: Most commonly cited types of works in music research using Turabian citation style.

USC Catalog Citation Tool: All items found through the library catalog can be cited using this convenient tool.


Helpful books on writing available at the Music Library

Writing About Music

Writing about Music: A Style Sheet / D. Kern Holoman
Call Number: ML 3797 .W75 2014
ISBN: 9780520281530
Shelved on the 2nd floor of the Music Library.

Writing About Music: An Introductory Guide

Writing about Music: An Introductory Guide / Richard J. Wingell
Call Number: ML 3797 .W54 2009
ISBN: 9780136157786
Shelved on the 2nd floor of the Music Library.

A Handbook for Preparing Graduate Papers in Music

A Handbook for Preparing Graduate Papers in Music / prepared by J. David Boyle, Richard K. Fiese, Nancy Zavac
Call Number: ML 3797 .B68 2004
ISBN: 1931823146
Shelved on the 2nd floor of the Music Library

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers / Kate L. Turabian
Call Number: LB 2369 .T8 2013
ISBN: 9780226816388
Shelved in the Reference Section

Music in Words

Music in Words: A Guide to Researching and Writing about Music / Trevor Herbert
Call Number: ML 3797 .H537 2009
ISBN: 9780195373738
Shelved in the Reference Section

Sourcebook for Research in Music

Sourcebook for Research in Music, Third Edition / Allen Scott
Call Number: ML 113 .S46 2015
ISBN: 9780253014481
Shelved on the 2nd floor of the Music Library