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CONN 375: The Art & Science of Color

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.

Citing Works of Art (MLA Style)

Example of a work of art seen in a museum, gallery or exhibition space:

Frankenthaler, Helen. Mountains and Sea, 1952. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Example of a work of art found in an image database:

Frankenthaler, Helen. Mountains and Sea, 1952. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. ARTstor, (accessed Februrary 1, 2011).

Example of a work of art found in a book:

Frankenthaler, Helen. Mountains and Sea, 1952.  In Helen Frankenthaler: A Paintings Retrospective by E.A. Carmean and Helen Frankenthaler, 12. New York: Abrams, 1989.

Citing Images (MLA Style)

Citing Digital Images (clipart, stock image, etc.)

Artist's name. "Title of artwork". Name of Website, Author of website or institution/organization affiliated, date the web page was created, URL. Date of access.

*NOTE: Google Images is not a database. If you choose to use images found via a Google search, you will need to trace the image to its original cite, and cite that page, not Google.

Attribution for an Image in a Digital Artifact

Provide captions for images in a digital composition or artifact (ex. slide deck, poster, infographic, etc.)

  • Indicate the "Title" of the work written in quotation marks and link it to the URL where the image is found.
  • Indicate the Author of the work either by full name (First Last) or user name (if real name is not given). Link it to the author's personal page.
  • If licensed under Creative Commons, write licensed under and then indicate the proper Creative Commons license (CC0, CC 1.0, CC by 2.0, or CC by 4.0). Link to the URL of the proper license.

Beautiful Pink flowers in macrophotography by Marco Verch is licensed under Creative Commons 2.0 

If you are using an image in the body of a traditional paper, refer to Purdue OWL's MLA Guide for the details on figures and captions in this style.

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

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.