When you write for an academic institution or publication, you are expected to follow certain conventions of style. You are also expected to cite the ideas and quotations from other scholars that you have used in your own work. There are numerous style manuals to help you do this, depending on your subject discipline. When you write about music, you most often use the Chicago Manual of Style--or you can use the Turabian manual, which is another way of explaining the Chicago style. Follow these guides carefully to cite sources in your notes and bibliography, and to format your paper.