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Art Resources: Cite Sources

Important print and digital art resources available through the Cornell University Libraries and other outside sources to help students, faculty, and others conduct art-related research.

Useful Tips

Give credit where credit is due. By properly citing the sources you use in your research projects you are both identifying the resources that you used to complete your work and you are formally acknowledging the authors or creators of those resources. 

Please read the Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity.

Citing images

    Quick Guide to citing images (CU Weill Medical College)

    Citing Images (Colgate University)

    University of Cincinnati Libraries: Citing Images (PDF Citation Guide)

    Cornell Digital ID: 1131286. New York Public Library
    Creator:Penfield, Edward, 1866-1925 -- Artist
    Image Caption: Cornell
    Library Division:Humanities and Social Sciences Library
    Art and Architecture Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach
    Division of Art, Prints and Photographs
    NYPL Digital Gallery

    MLA citation style (7th Ed., 2009)

    Penfield, Edward. Cornell. 189?-1907. New York Public Library. New York Public Library Digital Gallery. Web. 20 July 2009.

    Cite sources

    MLA Citation Style

    Cornell's MLA Citation Style
    Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about MLA citation style.

    MLA Style (MLA's web site)
    Provides some FAQ's; however, this site does not provide the full style manual online.

    MLA Style Manual. (Olin Reference PN147 G444x 1998; also Uris Reference) Print version

    MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.)
    Olin & Uris Libraries LB2369 .G53 2009  (located at the Olin Library Reference Desk)

    Manage Sources

    RefWorks is a web-based program that allows you to easily collect, manage, and organize bibliographic references from databases. RefWorks also works within MS Word, making it easy to import references and incorporate them into your writing, properly formatted according to the style of your choice. For more information and to sign up for an account:

    Send your questions about any aspect of RefWorks or EndNote (another citation management program) to:

    The library also offers many workshops on using RefWorks and EndNote. You can find out more and register online here. If you are unable to attend, please fill out an online request form to set up an individual consultation. 

    Keeping track

    You'll find many references in the course of your research. Make sure you keep track of what you find! The library offers some great tools to help.

    ARTstor & Citations

    Use ARTstor's "export citations" feature to make your life easier!

    1. select the images you want to cite by clicking once on the thumbnail. An orange box will appear around the thumbnail image
    2. select "save citations" from the Tools menu
    3. select "view and export citations" from the Tools menu
    4. email saved citations, or export to a citation manager, such as RefWorks