How to cite the Cantus Database:

Have you used the database for general data discovery? Cite it this way:

Cantus: A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant -- Inventories of Chant Sources. Directed by Debra Lacoste (2011-), Terence Bailey (1997-2010), and Ruth Steiner (1987-1996). Web developer, Jan Koláček (2011-). Available from <http://cantus.uwaterloo.ca/>. [date accessed].

 

Have you used individual catalogues extensively? Cite them following this style:

Dietz, Judith, Jennifer Bain, and Meredith Evans. Inventory of "Halifax (Canada), St. Mary’s University - Patrick Power Library, M2149.L4 1554 [Salzinnes Antiphonal]." Edited by Debra Lacoste. Additional fields added or edited by Alessandra Ignesti, Maria Murphy, Clare Neil, and Barbara Swanson. In: Cantus: A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant -- Inventories of Chant Sources. Directed by Debra Lacoste (2011-), Terence Bailey (1997-2010), and Ruth Steiner (1987-1996). Web developer, Jan Koláček (2011-). Available from <http://cantus.uwaterloo.ca/>. [date accessed.]

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How to cite Cantus chant ID numbers:

"CantusID 001234"

For publications, presentations, etc., please use the following format to cite Cantus numbers:

  • the prefix “CantusID”
  • one space
  • the number assigned to the chant in “Cantus Database” and “Cantus Index”

For example, “CantusID 001234", “CantusID 006745a”, “CantusID g02576”, “CantusID a00345”.