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Visual Arts

Monet, Claude (1840 - 1926). Wheatstacks, Snow Effect, Morning (Meules, Effet de Neige, Le Matin) (Detail). 1891. Oil on canvas. 64.8 × 100.3 cm (25 1/2 × 39 1/2 in.). France. From: The J. Paul Getty Museum, http://www.getty.edu/museum/ (accessed January 27, 2020).

 

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Borrowing Materials from the James A Gibson Library

Did you know you can request materials from the Library and have them delivered to the Learning Commons in the Marilyn I Walker School?

  • this service is free to students and faculty
  • please allow 2-3 days for delivery
  • books may be returned to the MIW Learning Commons or the James A Gibson Library

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Chicago Style Guide for Citing Sources

How to cite scholarly sources (books, articles, etc.)

Chicago Style Quick Guide

A great resource for most frequently used citations (eg. Book with one author, Article in an online journal).

 

How to cite images/ photographs:

Images must be cited with creator, title, and date as available, but the nature of these sources requires that you also provide medium, dimensions, physical location, and where the image was accessed (book/ website):

 

Footnote/ endnote: 3. Firstname Lastname, Title, date, medium, height × width × depth (unit conversion), physical location, accessed from book/ website (date accessed, if website).

Bibliography/ references: Lastname, Firstname. Title. Date. Medium, height × width × depth (unit conversion). Physical location. Accessed from book/ website (date accessed, if website).

 

Examples:

Rogier van der Weyden, Saint Catherine of Alexandria. 1430-1432, Diptych panel, 18.5 x 12 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. Available from: ARTstor, http://www.artstor.org (accessed September 30. 2009).

 

Caravaggio, The Denial of Saint Peter. Early 15th century. Oil on canvas, 94 x 125.4 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. From: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, http://www.metmuseum.org (accessed September 29, 2009).

 

Alice Neel, Nancy and the Rubber Plant. 1975, Oil on canvas, 203.2 x 91.4 cm. The Estate of Alice Neel. From: Alice Neel. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000. Plate 64.

 

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Interlibrary Loan/ RACER - books

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What if Brock does not have the book I need?

Use RACER (also known as Interlibrary Loan) to request it from another library! This service allows users to search in all Ontario university and worldwide libraries to place requests for items that Brock does not own.

First-time users need to register & create a PIN. More information here.

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