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ARTH 3600: Contemporary Art: 1960-Present (Fall 2018): Citations

Library Research Guide to accompany Prof. Iftikhar Dadi's course

Citing Images

When you're writing about an image or multimedia piece in a paper or presentation, you should provide the following pieces of information in the caption and in the bibliography...if you have a list of works of art cited:

  • creator(s)
  • title
  • year(s) of creation
  • materials or format
  • owner (such as a museum or private owner), if applicable
  • if from a digital source: date you found the work online
  • name of the Web site where you found it

If you're just referring to the piece in your paper, use

  • creator
  • title
  • year
  • materials or format

the first time you mention it, and just the creator and title thereafter.

Citing Images using MLA 7th Edition

Cornell Digital ID: 1131286. New York Public LibraryFig. 1. Penfield, Edward. Cornell. 1908. Poster. New York Public Library. New York Public Library Digital Gallery. Web. 8 September 2011.

 

For a complete guide to citing images MLA style, see: the Colgate Guide to Citing Images, MLA Style

https://sites.google.com/a/colgate.edu/colgatevr/citing-images/citing-images-mla

Cornell's Citing Images page

Cite sources accurately in order to use information ethically and responsibly

MLA Citation Style

MLA Citation Style (Library Help pages)
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 .G444 2008)

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

Purdue's OWL (Online Writing Lab) MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Cite sources: Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago Manual of Style online

The Quick Guide answers some of the most frequently-asked questions about the Chicago citation style.

In print:
The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.)
Olin Library Ref Z253 .M69 2010 (located at the Olin Reference Desk)

The Purdue Online Writing Lab gives excellent examples (for footnotes/endnotes and bibliographies) on how to cite using the Chicago citation style: books, periodicals, web sources, film & television, and much more.

Examples for how to cite an image using the Chicago Style, from the Colgate University Visual Resources Library

Keeping track

Image: David Falconer. "When the Major Home Oil Dealer Ran Out of Fuel a Special Board Was Activated..." 1973. U.S. National Archives on Flickr Commons.

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, such as Zotero. Both Mann Library and Olin & Uris Libraries offer workshops in using Zotero.

Watch this video of a previous workshop, Introduction to Zotero, a WebEx recording from 2/11/2016 (47 min).

Questions about any aspect of Zotero or other citation management programs? Send them here

Get Started wth Zotero

Download Zotero & the Word plugin

 

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, such as Zotero

Useful Tips

Avoid Plagiarism: 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.