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Art & Art History: Citing Sources

Resources in support of Clemson's studio arts degree programs and General Education art/architecture survey courses

Which Style Guide Should I Use?

Your best citation format choice is the one assigned or requested by your instructor. If none was assigned, ask your instructor to recommend one. If it's entirely up to you, Chicago Documentation Style and MLA are the two formats most commonly used in scholarly writing in the arts & humanities:

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How to Cite...

* Art Citation Guide: Getting Started Citing Images (from Florida International University)

* Chicago Manual of Style: 14.235

Notes & Bibliographies: Citing paintings, photographs, and sculpture

*  An electronic source (including online images):

MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources (from Purdue OWL)

* A primary source - film, photograph, etc.:  (from the Library of Congress)

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