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ARTH 3650 History and Theory of Digital Art (Spring 2017): Citations

Library guide to accompany María Fernández's spring 2017 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, Chicago Style

See examples set out in Colgate's guide:

Citing Images - Chicago style

Cite sources: Chicago Style

Chicago Manual of Style Citation 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.

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

The next one is on MARCH 7: Introduction to Research Management with Zotero (online via Zoom).

If that's not convenient for your schedule, take a look at the full calendar.

Direct your questions about any aspect of Mendelay, Zotero or other citation management programs

Get Started wth Zotero

Download Zotero & the Word plugin

Citation challenge

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.