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ARTC 4305: Typography III: Cite Your Sources

This course guide was created for Prof. Lee's ARTC 4305 Typography III students.

Chicago Manual of Style Links

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

See the Texas State Writing Center's Chicago Style handout here.

Or if you would like to use another style you can look at other Writing & Citation Style Guides such as APA or MLA.

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

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.

Citing images in APA from the APA Style Blog

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.

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