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ARH - Guide to Library Resources for Art History: Citing your sources


Citing sources

Properly citing your sources is the most important activity in the research process. It is the foundation upon which scholarship is based. In this class you will be using Chicago/Turabian style.  Below is an example of an article from an online database (Note/Bibliography style). You need to include the database you used, the vendor url, and the date you viewed the article.

First note form:

1. Jane Doe, “Incidental Toxins and Deer Mortality in CentralPark,” Pesticides and Urban Ungulates 44, no. 12 (June 2008): 26, (accessed May 5, 2001).


Doe, Jane. “Incidental Toxins and Deer Mortality in Central Park.” Pesticides and Urban Ungulates 44, no. 12 (June 2008): 21-35. (accessed May 5, 2001).

Other examples at the official Turabian Quick Guide from the publisher.

Chicago Style Manual Online. The definitive guide to Chicago style, they literally wrote the book on it! This online version allows convenient access and keyword searching.

Purdue University OWL guide to Chicago/Turabian, including a sample paper

Library's Citation Web PageUse this page to get help with your citations and links to websites that can help you build and organize your citations.