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Art History Subject Guide

Welcome to the Woodruff Library's Art History Research Guide. This guide will help you find primary sources, books, manuscripts, reference materials, databases, journal articles, and internet resources pertinent to your research and study.

More Writing & Citing Tools/Tips

Emory Writing Center The Emory Writing Center aims to:

  • foster the development of writers of all levels, abilities, and disciplines;
  • support reflection and research about writing, tutoring and teaching;
  • model a multiliteracies pedagogy that draws on the strengths of students working across multiple languages, dialects, and modes



Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing about Art. X ed. Short Guide Series. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall, date  Robert W. Woodruff Library Book Stacks (N7476 .B37 date)

Cite it

Citing your Sources

PRINT MANUAL (essential for historical researchers):

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations, 7th ed.
CALL NUMBER:  LB2369 .T8 2007
LOCATION: Counter-height shelves next to Woodruff Main Reference Desk  


*The University of Chicago recently released an 8th edition (April, 2013).
Find it at the reference desk soon!



Turabian Quick Guide (U of Chicago Press)
Chicago/Turabian Documentation (University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center)

Citation Manager Tools: Zotero & EndNote



Save yourself many hours of work by using citation manager software to manage bibliographic citations.  They automate much of the work of capturing, organizing and formatting citations and bibliographies in your writing:

Zotero - available as a free Firefox plugin to any user  RECOMMENDED

EndNote and EndNote Web - available at no cost to Emory students, faculty and staff.






Useful Abbreviations

When creating and following citations, it's useful to know a few standard abbreviations. A list of acceptable, commonly used abbreviations can be found in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., sec. 10.43, pp. 504-510.

Some of the more often used examples are listed here:

  • app. appendix
  • art. article
  • chap. chapter
  • div. division
  • ed. editor, edited by, edition
  • eds. editors
  • et al. and others (Latin et al)
  • n.d. no date of publication
  • no. nos. number(s)
  • n.p. no place
  • p. pp. page(s)
  • par. paragraph
  • pt. part
  • rev. revised
  • sec. section
  • ser. series
  • suppl. supplements.
  • v. under the word (Latin sub verso)
  • trans. translator(s)vol. volume