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ARTH 4304: Global History of Cinema: Cite Your Sources

A course guide to library research resources for Prof. Stob's Global History of Cinema students

Periodical List

You can search for a specific journal/magazine/newspaper using Periodical List

Citation Management

Have a lot of citations you want to enter in your works cited/references list? Try a citation manager. Do I need the Web or Desktop version?

 

  • Organize your research Include citations while you write your paper
  • Build a bibliography in a variety of formats
  • Import references from library databases and Google Scholar.

Chicago Manual of Style Links

Copies of The Chicago manual of Style are also avaliable at the Alkek Library and the Music Library.


Citing images:


The basic elements needed  for citing images are as follows:

  • artist's name, if known
  • title of image, if known
  • date work was created
  • if date is unknown, place n.d. were the date would go
  • permanent owner or institution where the artwork is housed
  • the location or city

 

Citing Images Chicago Style from Colgate Visual Resources Library

Dartmouth's Citing Images handout

See Quick Guide to Citing Images from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

To see examples of how to cite images in MLA, see the An Image (Including a Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph) entry or the A Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph entry from Purdue's Online Writing Lab.

MLA style and citing sources

Calvin College: KnightCite Citation Service - fill in information about your resource and get an automatically generated works cited entry in MLA, APA, or Chicago styles

Northwest Missouri University: MLA Citation Style Examples - includes examples from specific databases

Purdue University: Online Writing Lab - lots of information about citing sources and writing papers in general

University of Wisconsin-Madison: MLA Documentation Guide

From The Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition

3.22 Formal titles in captions

Frontispiece of Christian Prayers and Meditations (London: John Daye, 1569), showing Queen Elizabeth at prayer in her private chapel. Reproduced by permission of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Trustees of the Lambeth Palace Library.
The head of Venusa detail from Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.
Francis Bedford, Stratford on Avon Church from the Avon, 1860s. Albumen print of collodion negative, 18.8 × 28.0 cm. Rochester, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House.
Friedrich Overbeck and Peter Cornelius, double portrait, pencil drawing, 1812. Formerly in the Collection Lehnsen, Scarsdale, New York.


 

Understanding a Journal Citation

You'll see something like this:

It's important to know the parts of a citation so you can interpret it correctly. You must have at least the Journal name, volume, issue, and page number to be able to locate the article.

Ways to Avoid Plagiarism

A Note about Plagiarism

It is important to cite your sources properly. If you want to learn more about avoiding plagiarism, read the Plagiarism Guide.

When you are writing your paper, you can use several ways to present information you have found in the body of your paper, and consciously avoid plagiarizing.

  • Direct quote

If you want to use a sentence or a passage exactly as it was written, you can include a direct quote, surrounded by quotation marks, and either using an inline citation, or a sentence before the quote referencing the author and work of origin.

  • Summary

You can also write a summary (in your own words of course) of the ideas or text you want to use. It helps to write the summary from your memory rather than looking directly at the passage.

  • Paraphrase

Paraphrasing is similar to a summary. It just means taking what you have read and rewriting it in your own words.