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ARTH 1160: FWS: Dangerous Women (Spring 2017): Citations

Library guide to accompany Hannah Ryan'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, ordering by Fig(ure) No., and provide a separate list of figures with your bibliography. Use Chicago Style guidelines for your list of illustrations/figures:

  • 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 website 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.

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.

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

Dangerous protestor...

Bain News Service. London - arrest of a suffragette, ca. 1910-1915. Source: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Collection.

CAA Style Guidelines

The College Art Association has a series of guidelines (based on the Chicago Manual of Style) for image captions.

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.

Cite & caption this image

Look at the image to the left of the suffragette being restrained by police.

  1. How would you cite it using Chicago Style?
  2. How would you caption it using Chicago Style?

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