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Anonymous. Namban (Southern Barbarians). Mamoyama period, late 16th century. Pair of screens. 152.4 x 363.8 cm. (each screen). The Art Institute of Chicago, Robert Endowment Fund, Illinois, USA. From: ARTstor Digital Library, (accessed January 27, 2020).


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Baxter, Bonnie. Genesis I - Water. 1991. Woodcut Print. 111 x 75cm (43.7 x 29.5). From: Women Artists in Canada, (accessed January 28, 2020).


Chicago Style Guide

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

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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).



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.


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Sanchez, Carlos, Jason Sanchez. 8 Years Old. 2010. Chromogenic print. 61 × 86 cm (24 × 33 7/8 in.). J. Paul Getty Museum, NY. From: The J. Paul Getty Museum, (accessed January, 21, 2020).