Citing Sources: Fine Arts

When information is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized, the source of that information must be documented. Otherwise, you are guilty of plagiarism. To help you in avoiding this offence, see this tutorial and quiz.

Various standards have been created for citing sources, including MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago formats. Specifc professions may adopt their own styles. Please note that standards for citing electronic information are still evolving; many print and electronic style guides may appear to be inconsistent in their instructions.

Your professor may have specified which format you should follow. If not, choose one style to follow, and use that style consistently throughout your paper.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - 7th ed.
Robertson Library - Information Desk

MLA Formatting & Style Guide (The Owl at Perdue)

Son of Citation Machine - to help format citations

MLA Citation Style (Cornell University Library)

APA Style Guide to Electronic References

Chicago Manual of Style -- 16th ed.
REF: Z253.C54 2010 (also copy at Information Desk)

Electronic Styles: A Handbook for Citing Electronic Information
Robertson Library - Information Desk

Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles: MLA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More
PN171.F56L55 2011

Note: RefWorks is a web-based reference management tool which you can use to create and format bibliographies using various citation styles.

Created by: Suzanne Jones, B.A., M.L.S.
Date Created: 16-October-2000
Date Revised: 4-February-2014