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Finding and Using Visual Resources

Citing images using Turabian style

Print Source Captions

  • Artist’s name (first then last), the title of the artwork (italicize titles of paintings and sculptures but set all other titles in quotation marks), creation date, repository name (including city and state).
  • If the artwork appears in a published source (book, magazine, etc.), give the publication information in place of the repository or location.

Example

Georgia O’Keeffe, The Cliff Chimneys, 1938, in Barbara Buhler Lyens, Georgia O’Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004), 25.

Electronic Source Captions

Artist’s name (first then last), the title of the artwork (italicize titles of paintings and sculptures but set all other titles in quotation marks), creation date, repository name (including city and state), title of the online site, format type, URL, access date (in parentheses).

Example

Rothko, Mark. Orange and Red on Red. 1957, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC. Artstor.Database, JPG, http://www.artstor.org. (accessed May 20, 2008)

Appendix or List of Images

Check with your advisor to determine if a list of images is required. If so, use the same format for notes in the bibliography.