Unsure how to make a proper bibliography list of your sources?

The internet can help you with this!

Google for HMRA, AMA, Chicago or use a tool like:


There is no obligatory format within for research documents in the conservatoire, but I would recommend to use one of the common styles mentioned above. The difference are actually quite small, so it does not matter so much which one you choose.


If you like to automate things further: there are tools like Zotero, EndNote or Mendeley, that can help you keep and manage your references and easily export them as a text for using them in your exposition.



(this is just an example, the references are not real)


Booth, S.A. (January 1999). High-Drain Alkaline AA-Batteries. Popular Electronics, 62, 58.

Dell, R. M., and Rand, D.A.J. (2001). Understanding batteries. Cambridge, UK: The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Devitt, T. (2001, August 2). Lightning injures four at music festival. The Why? Files. Retrieved from

Dove, R. (1998). Lady freedom among us. The University of Virginia Alderman Library Electronic Text Center. Retrieved from

Fredrickson, B. L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article 0001a. Retrieved from

Health Canada. (2002, February). The Safety of Genetically Modified Food Crops. Retrieved from

Hilts, P. J. (1999, February 16). In Forecasting Their Emotions, Most People Flunk Out. New York Times. Retrieved from


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