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RCK World Music: Citation

The Elements of Citation

These elements provide the information about publications (books, articles, or webpages) that you need in order to cite and create bibliographies. Also, it is sometimes needed to find the actual article in print or online. They are also useful when writing notes on sources and discussing them in your paper.


The screenshot below is from an EBSCO database search. Identify and record:

  • Author(s)
  • Title of article
  • Source (Journal or book title)
  • Date, Volume, and Issue of Journal
  • Inclusive page numbers of article