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Art and Art History: Cite Sources

Library resources for learning about artists, techniques, movements and art history.

What is a style guide?

Authors working in the same field all use the same style guide when publishing their work. The style guide tells them how to write, how to format their pages, how to cite their sources, and more. Use of a consistent style allows readers to focus more on the content of article, and less on figuring out what the author really meant, or tracking down their sources.


MLA Handbook 9th Edition book cover


MLA Style

Modern Language Association style

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Make citations easy!  When you start your research:

  1. Open a new Word document.
  2. Copy (from the database) and paste (into the Word document) the citation for each article you think you'll use.
  3. Save.
  4. When you're done researching, you're also done with your works cited page!