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ART264: Modern Art (2020): Citation

A guide for students in Professor Genevieve Hendricks's class, created by Librarian Maryke Barber

   Turabian Style

ONLINE GUIDES

Turabian Quick Guide from Chicago Manual of Style Online

GUIDES IN THE LIBRARY

Turabian manual cover

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertationsby Kate Turabian

-- request this guide at the 1st floor checkout desk (call no: LB2369 .T8 2018)

  MLA Style

  • MLA Formatting and Style (Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    Note: Purdue OWL is a great guide. However, the feature to "Cite your source automatically..." (citation machine) is an advertisement for an online service NOT recommended by our library.

When To Cite

CITE THE INFORMATION IF:

  • You use or describe specific information you have taken from a source
    (Andrea del Verrocio's pupil Leonardo da Vinci studied in a collaborative environment, sometimes even working with Verrocio himself (Shneiderman, 112).)

  • You refer to a theory or idea from a source
    (Shneiderman believes that collaborative learning increases positive outcomes(224).

  • You  include any image (picture, table, graph) from a source.

YOU DON'T NEED TO CITE IF:

  • The information you use is common knowledge
    (There are two main types of elephants, Asian and African).

  • The information you use can be easily found and verified by most people
    (Abraham Lincoln was 56 years old when he was assassinated) 

WHAT SHOULD YOU CITE?

  • Books, journals, magazines, newspapers, diaries, letters: anything printed.
  • Websites, blogs, online journals, emails, videos: anything online.
  • TV, plays, lectures (including your professors' lectures), speeches, songs.

WHEN SHOULD YOU CITE?

  • When you're quoting something directly.
  • When you're paraphrasing, summarizing, or adapting text.
  • When you're using an interpretation or explanation that isn't your own idea.

If you are uncertain about whether to cite information or not, ask your professor.

Cite it Or....(Fun Video)

Great video from the University of Bergen in Norway (bonus: subtitles!)

Ask The Librarian

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Maryke Barber
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B.F.A., Music Theatre, Shenandoah College and Conservatory
M.F.A., Theatre, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Information Science, University of Tennessee
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Subjects:Art, Dance, Film, Music , Theatre