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ARTH 325 The Cutting Edge: Modern and Contemporary Art and Global Contexts

Writing about Art

The Chicago Manual of Style is typically used for art history papers, but it's a good idea to check with faculty and follow the instructions you are given.

Citing Art in ARTStor

Source: ARTstor

A museum object

Brief Citation
Artist's Name (First and Last)
Title and Date
Museum Name and Location
Image Source and ID Number

Andokides Painter
Neck-Handled Amphora: Herakles & Cerberus, Ca. 510 B.C.
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
ARTstor: UCSD_41822000405785

Full Citation
Artist's Name (First and Last), Artist's Nationality and Dates
Title and Date of the Work
Materials and Dimensions of the Work
Museum Name and Location
Image Source and ID Number

Edward Hopper, American, 1882-1967
Early Sunday Morning, 1930
Oil on canvas, 35 3/16 x 60 1/4 in. (89.4 x 153 cm)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US
ARTstor: CARNEGIE_4840004

An internet resource (Electronic Database)

Title of the Work
Artist's Name (First and Last)
Date of the Work
Image Source
Date of Citation
Electronic Database

Haystacks. Claude Monet. 1890. In ARTstor [database online]. [cited 22 October 2004]. Available from ARTstor, Inc., New York, New York.

An internet resource (World Wide Web Site)

Title of the Work
Artist's Name (First and Last)
Date of the Work
Image Source
Date of Citation
World Wide Web Site

Haystacks. Claude Monet. 1890. ARTstor [online]. New York: New York. [cited 22 October 2004]. Available from World Wide Web:(

Sound Writing


Sound Writing is the official writing handbook on campus, written by student writing advisors and specifically tailored to the needs of Puget Sound students and their faculty.

In addition to supporting the development of successful academic writing skills, Sound Writing also includes sections on research methods, writing in the disciplines, and more.

Sound Writing provides help with three citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago (notes & bibliography).

Current Edition: 2020

Citing Sources

Citations are key to participating in the scholarly community. They are a way to converse with other scholars, but they also:

  • Give fair credit to others for their ideas, creations, and expressions.
  • Back up claims and statements.
  • Provide a way for an interested reader to learn more.
  • Support academic integrity.

Consult Citation Tools to learn more about different citation styles.  Collins Library also supports two knowledge management tools:  RefWorks and Zotero.

Academic Integrity

Start with these sources about academic integrity, but don't hesitate to ask a librarian or your instructor if you have further questions.

Copyright Information

College Art Association (CAA)'s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

Library Guide to Copyright

Statement on the fair use of images for teaching research and study outlines best practices on image use

Fair Use Evaluator helps determine whether the use of copyrighted works falls under fair use enables users to use copyrighted works without permission from the copyright holder if it meets the criteria of the four factors.

Get Help at CWL

The Center for Writing & Learning (CWL), located in Howarth 109, offers students opportunities to get help on all aspects of the writing process.  Services include:

  • Writing Advisors who are selected through a rigorous application process and who are specially trained to help students get started on a paper, organize their thoughts, or improve their editing skills.
  • Peer Tutors in a wide range of subjects who are nominated by professors in their disciplines and who are specially trained to help students individually or in small groups.
  • Language Partners who work with multilingual students to help them navigate the conventions and quirks of academic English writing.
  • Academic Consultants who are specially trained to help students improve their time management skills, organization, study skills, and test-taking strategies.