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ART 608 - Special Studies in Art

This class guide supports research for Elizabeth Seaton's Spring 2018 session of ART608 focusing on John Steuart Curry.

Chicago Style Resources

Copies of the Chicago Manual of Style

  • K-State Libraries' subscription to the Chicago Manual of Style online.
  • Print copies are located at the Library Help Desk available for 2-hour check out.  They may be used in the library and we offer free scanners for your convenience.

Online Guidance

How to cite web pages:

How to cite the Oxford Art Online database:

How to cite DVDs

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Information Necessary for Citations

Print materials

This refers to books, magazine, or journal articles you utilized in a printed or paper format.

  • Author(s)
  • Date of publication (might be a specific day, the month and the year, or year only).  No date listed? Use the phrase: n.d.
  • Page number(s): if you quote or reference text from a printed source, keep track of which page or pages that text can be found on.
  • Articles
    • Article title
    • Title of the magazine or journal that the article appears in
    • Volume and/or issue number (depends on how often that publication is published)
  • Books
    • Book title and book chapter title, if applicable (include the chapter title if the chapter author is different from the book author, as in an edited work)
    • Book publisher & city of publication

Electronic materials

This refers to books, magazine, or journal articles you utilized in an electronic format.

  • Unique to the electronic format
    • In some cases, it may be important to note which database you accessed the item from.
    • URL for the web page or link to the document in a database.
    • DOI (digital object identifier): this is not always available, but it something to look for and included when it is provided.
  • Author(s)
  • Date of publication (might be a specific day, the month and the year, or year only). No date listed? Use the phrase: n.d.
  • Page number(s): when you utilize materials in the electronic format, page numbers may not be available.  If you reference text from a PDF copy of an article, the page numbers will be important to include. 
  • Articles
    • Article title
    • Title of the magazine or journal that the article appears in.
    • Volume and/or issue number (depends on how often that publication is published)
  • E-Books
    • Book title and book chapter title, if applicable (include the chapter title if the chapter author is different from the book author, as in an edited work)
    • Book publisher & city of publication

Images

This refers to images found in either printed or electronic formats.  

  • Creator(s) of the work
  • Date that the work was created (might be a specific day, the month and the year, or year only).  No date listed? Use the phrase: n.d.
  • A description of the medium or media used to create the work (such as: photograph, digital photograph, drawing, painting, mixed media, etc.).
  • Title of the work
  • If found in a printed book, magazine or journal:
    • note the page number that the image was found on.
    • include citation information for the book or periodical publication that the image appeared in.
  • Unique to the electronic format:
    • the URL for the web page that the image was found on (Note: A Google image search result is not stable URL and therefore is not acceptable for citations. To get to the page where the image appears, click Visit Page.)
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Bedford/St. Martin's: Works of Art

Advice from Bedford/St. Martin's Research & Documentation Online (5th edition) regarding how to cite works of art in the Chicago style

Work of art: For an original work, give the artist, the title (italicized), the medium, the date of composition, and the institution or collection housing the work. To cite a reproduction, omit the medium and location and give publication information for the source.

Example 1:

Footnote or Endnote format: 

Aaron Siskind, Untitled (The Most Crowded Block), gelatin silver print, 1939, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.

Bibliography Entry format:

Siskind, Aaron. Untitled (The Most Crowded Block). Gelatin silver print, 1939. Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.

Example 2:

Footnote or Endnote format:

Edward Hopper, August in the City, in Edward Hopper: The Art and the Artist, by Gail Levin (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1980), 197.

Bibliography Entry format:

Hopper, Edward. August in the City. In Edward Hopper: The Art and the Artist, by Gail Levin, 197. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1980.