Referencing Performing Arts and Theatre Studies Resources

This guide is designed to help you reference specific Performing Arts, Theatre Studies and music formats for your assessment tasks.

Referencing Journals using APA

Elements of a reference for a Journal Article

  1. Name(s) of the Author(s)
  2. Publication date in parenthesis if available ()
  3. Title of article
  4. Journal title in italics
  5. Issue number and volume number in the following format: issue(volume)
  6. Page number(s)
  7. Date
  8. Retrieved from online database name

Hint: Often correct details for referencing items can be found on the Library Catalogue record.




Hersch, C. (2008). A trumpet around the corner: The story of New Orleans jazz. The Journal of American History, 95(3), 872-873. Retrieved from Humanities International Complete database.


International index to Music Periodicals:

Magee, J. (2006). "Everybody Step": Berlin, jazz and Broadway in the 1920s. Journal of American Musicological Society, 59(3), 697-732. Retrieved from International Index to Music Periodicals database.



Mooney, H. (1977). Popular music before ragtime, 1840-1890: Some implications for the study of American culture. Popular Music and Society, 5(5), 43-60. Retrieved from Informaworld database.