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Art and Architecture: Citing Sources

A guide to resources in art and architecture.

Citation Guides

Citation Guides

The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is the citation guide used by the Fine Arts programs at Parkland.

The following tools provide online guidance for the CMS, with examples for both print and online sources:

How to Cite Images

Images or illustrations can enhance your papers and presentations. Like written sources, images also need to be properly cited. Always cite (give credit) where you found the image. Here are examples of the information needed.

A museum object


Artist's Name (First and Last)
Title and Date
Museum Name and Location
Image Source and ID Number


Andokides Painter
Neck-Handled Amphora: Herakles & Cerberus, Ca. 510 B.C.
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
ARTstor: UCSD_41822000405785

An image from ARTstor




Title of the Work
Artist's Name (First and Last)
Date of the Work
Image Source
Date of Citation
Electronic Database


Three Geese. Simon de Vlieger, c. 1600-1653. The Illustrated Bartsch.Vol. 1, Netherlandish Artists.[cited 22 October 2004]. In ARTstor [database online].


(this portion of our guide borrowed from Boston College LibGuides)

Citing in ARTstor

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