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Studio Art: Write & Cite in Chicago Style

Writing and Critiquing


Visual Literacy


The Chicago or Turabian styles of citation are typically used by scholars in the Fine Arts.

Check with your instructor to confirm what citation style s/he requires.

    Print Guide

    You can borrow these guides at the Geisel Library reference desk.  The print guides include examples for more specific or unusual types of sources than the online guides above.

    Online Guides

    Check the following websites for examples and guidance on how to properly format citations in Chicago or Turabian style:

    Citation Creators

    Many research databases offer "cite this item" features, which generate citations in the most popular styles (MLA, APA, etc.) for any source that you find. You can then copy-paste these directly into your papers.

    WARNING: Be sure to double-check these citations against the rules for proper style, since they are NOT always accurate.

    Avoiding Plagiarism

    Walk through this tutorial to get a better understanding of what actions are considered plagiarism, and learn practical tips for how to avoid committing plagiarism.

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