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This guide will help you with formatting your citations according to the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines.
Last Updated: Jun 9, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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About Citing Images

Documenting sources for images can be challenging, especially with the variety of new electronic resources now available. Many different style manuals exist. Listed below are several writing style manuals that may be consulted along with examples. Always ask your class instructor for the style appropriate for the course.

The basic information you will need

  • Artist name
  • Title of the work
  • Date it was created
  • Repository, museum, or owner
  • City or Country of origin
  • Dimensions of the work
  • Material or medium such as oil on canvas, marble, found objects

If you found the image in a book you will need the author, title, publisher information, date, and page, figure or plate number of the reproduction

If you found the image online you will need an access date, the web site address (URL) and in some cases an image ID number.

Give information about the type of source in brackets, e.g. painting, sculpture, installation, etc.

Make sure you include as much information as possible so that the original can be retrieved easily.



General Format  
Full Note:
1. Author First Name/Initial Surname, "Photograph Title," Year Photo was Taken
(if provided), in Book Title (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page or plate #.
Concise Note:
2. Author Surname, "Photograph Title."
Author Surname, First Name or Initial. "Photograph Title." Year Photo was Taken
(if provided). In Book Title. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year, page or
plate #.
Full Note:
1. Franz Jansen, "8 O'Clock," 1920, in German Expressionist Woodcuts, ed.
Shane Weller (New York: Dover Publications, 1994), plate 12.
Concise Note:
2. Jansen, "8 O'Clock."
Jansen, Franz. "8 O'Clock." 1920. In German Expressionist Woodcuts, edited by
Shane Weller. New York: Dover Publications, 1994, plate 12.

Image from an Electronic Source

General Format
 Full Note:
1. Author First Name/Initial Surname, Image Title, Year, URL.
 Concise Note:
2. Author Surname, Image Title.
Author Surname, First Name or Initial. Image Title. Year. URL.

Full Note:
1. Illingworth Holey Kerr, Straw Stacks, March Thaw, 1935,
Concise Note:
2. Kerr, Straw Stacks, March Thaw.
Kerr, Illingworth Holey. Straw Stacks, March Thaw. 1935.

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