CAA Style Guidelines

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


Manage Information using Citation Software/PDF organizers/Image managers

Use citation management/pdf organizing software to save time and energy organizing and citing research materials. Zotero was designed for humanities and social sciences research. Developed at The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, it is particularly suited for historical sources.

Image: Zotero logo is a free, open source, web-based tool for managing citations, organizing pdfs,and creating bibliographies.

For advice choosing a citation manager or managing information, contact us for a consultation!


Image: Zoterobib logoZoteroBib is a free, quick, and easy bibliography and citation maker that saves time and trouble.

Add sources using the ZoteroBib search box. Then, copy and paste the complete bibliography (or footnotes or in-text citations) into your paper in the citation style of your choice. (Note: As great as ZoteroBib is, it isn't perfect. Check your citations carefully using citation style guides or ask a librarian.)

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Cited Reference Searching

Image: screen shot of Google Scholar's cited reference searching tool

In addition to Google Scholar, a number of subscription databases allow you to track the flow of research by including ways to identify references that cite or are cited by other scholarly sources. This is a quick, although perhaps not comprehensive, way to gauge the impact of individual publications. Consult the Cited Reference Searching guide for detailed instructions in performing cited reference searches.

Cite sources: Chicago Style

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Cite Sources: MLA Citation Style

Cite sources accurately in order to use information ethically and responsibly