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Last Updated: Apr 24, 2017     Views: 9412

APA and Chicago Style 

Cite the parenthetical reference for the lyrics using APA style. Include the song title in quotation marks and in parentheses state the writer's last name, the copyright year and the track number if this is available. Using our example from Step 2 in the previous section, the in-text reference will be "Writing is My World" (Lyrics, 2006). 

Include the writer's name, copyright year, song title, album title (italicized) and the website in the reference when using APA Style. Using our example, the entry will appear in the reference list as follows: Lyrics, T. (2006). Writing is My World. Reflections (italicized). Retrieved from http://www.thomaslyrics.com 

Cite the song using Chicago Style as a footnote. Include the superscript numeral in the text before hyphens and at the end of a sentence, clause or quotation. Use the normal size number in the footnote followed by a period. Assuming the details in Section 1, the footnote is as follows: 1. Thomas Lyrics, Writing is My World (italicized) (New York: Meditation Records, 2006), http://www.thomaslyrics.com 

Include the song in the bibliographic reference for Chicago Style using the same detail that was included in the footnote. Begin with the artist's last name and include the publishing details without using parenthesis as was done in the footnote. Use periods to separate the elements. Using our example, cite the entry in the bibliography as follows: Lyrics, Thomas. Writing is My World (italicized). New York: Meditation Records, 2006. http://www.thomaslyrics.com 

(Retrieved from http://classroom.synonym.com/cite-song-lyrics-online-source-4116.html "How Do I Cite Song Lyrics from and Online Source?" 10/26/16) 

Comments (1)

  1. You can find Hindi song lyrics here: http://www.lyricshawa.com/. You can also found Punjabi songs.
    by Kaka on Nov 20, 2017.

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