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Visual Arts

Library Resources for VISA 3P06

ansel adams image from Artstsor

Adams, Ansel (American photographer, 1902-1984). Joshua Tree National Monument, California, 1972. https://library-artstor-org.proxy.library.brocku.ca/asset/SS7731789_7731789_11979212.

 

Databases for Research

Citing Images

 

Citing Images

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.

 

See the Purdue Online Writing Lab for more details.

MLA Style Guides

The MLA Handbook (2016) is available in print on reserve in the Library - 3 hour reserve LB 2369 G53 2016

If you do not have your own copy, there are some options for accessing guides online!

Citing an image in MLA Style:

Provide the artist's name, the title of the artwork in italics, and the date of composition. Finally, provide the name of the institution that houses the artwork followed by the location of the institution (if the location is not listed in the name of the institution, e.g. The Art Institute of Chicago).

e.g. Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800, Museo del Prado, Madrid.