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Artstor is a digital image library, providing access to over 2.4 million high-quality images for research and teaching.

You can find works of art from museums and galleries around in the world in Artstor.

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Citing Images

Include the following information:

  • Creator's Name (last name first)
  • Title (italicized)
  • Medium
  • Measurements
  • Source (book/ website) which houses the image


Rogier van der Weyden, Saint Catherine of Alexandria. 1430-1432, Diptych panel, 18.5 x 12 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. Available from: ARTstor, (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, (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.


Use SuperSearch to find books, articles, and more on a variety of topics.  This tutorial will help you understand how SuperSearch works.

Can I use this website in my paper?


  1. Currency: Is the information up-to-date? When was it posted? Last updated?
  2. Relevance: Does it relate to your topic? Is it written at an appropriate level?
  3. Authority: Is the author qualified to write about this topic? Look for 'About' pages.
  4. Accuracy: Is the information reliable, error-free, and supported by evidence?
  5. Purpose: Is the information presented objectively? Is the author trying to sell, entertain, or persuade?

These criteria can help you evaluate any materials, not just websites.

(If "CRAAP" is too silly for you, try "PARCA".)

Chicago Style

Chicago Style is the required citation style used in the Department of Visual Arts.