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ARTHIST 475 Envisioning Baroque Rome (main)

ARTHIST 475RW/ARTHIST 759R - Envisioning Baroque Rome, This seminar will explore the buildings, topography, processions, and festivals of the seventeenth-century city, through maps, printed views, manuscripts, and guidebooks, with the goal of rebuilding t

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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)

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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

Citing Images

Cite the artist's name, title in italics, the medium and support, the date, and the institution or individual who owns the work, the city, and, if needed for clarification, the state.

the Chicago Manual of Style  states that images can be cited using captions or in a bibliography. Check with your instructor for the correct manner.   14.235: Citing paintings, photographs, and sculpture


  • Artist name
  • Title of the work
  • Date is was created
  • Repository, museum, or owner
  • City or Country of origin
  • Dimensions of the work
  • Material or medium such as oil on canvas, marble, found objects

Some professors require that... If you found the image in a book that you inlcude the author, title, publisher information, date, and page, figure or plate number of the reproduction


If you found the image online that you include an access date, the web site address (URL) and in some cases an image ID number.

Essential Elements of an Architectural Drawing Citation

When citing something like a drawing, here are the essential elements you need:

  • Authors/s Name
  • Title/Description
  • Date
  • Publication Information (if any)
  • Collection Name/Number
  • Box/Folder/Filename/Number (if any)
  • Archive/Library and City
Example citation for architectural drawing:
Author(s). (Year, Month Day). Title of drawing. (Drawing/Plan No. ##, if provided). [Architectural drawing]. Retrieved from (name and location or URL of drawing if online).