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Chicago Style for Artists: Other Resources

Citing an Image

  • In both forms of Chicago style, images and illustrations are referred to as "figures".
  • Label all images with figure or fig. followed by Arabic numerals.
  • Figures should be accompanied by a caption placed near the figure.
  • Source information about images is usually not included in footnotes or bibliographies. The captions that accompany each individual should be sufficient citation.
  • Instead of including a footnote when you refer to a figure, include a parenthetical reference to the figure number at the end of the sentence (fig. 1)
Image from Museum

Artist's Last-name, First-name. "Title of Work". Year of Orgin. Medium. Institution name, City. URL. 

Example:

Fig. 1, Sherman, Cindy. "Untitled, #112". 1982. Photography. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/4381


Image from a Book

Last name of creator, First name. "Image title". Year of origin. Medium. In Book title, by First name Last name of author, page #. Location of publisher: Publisher name, Year of publication. 

Example:

Fig. 2, Dumas, Marlene. "Destino". 2012. Oil on canvas. In Marlene Dumas: Sorte, by Giorgio Verzotti, 81. Milan: Silvana Editorale, 2012. 


Image from a Website

Last name of creator, First name. Image title. Year of origin. Medium. Source of image, URL if applicable. 

Example:

Fig. 3,William Tipton, Fortifications on Little Round Top, 1870, photograph, Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018652217.

Examples of Other Citations

Film on DVD, Blu-Ray or Streaming

Bibliography: Last name of creator, First name of creator, title. Title of Film. Year released in theaters; Place of distributor: Distributor, Year of distribution. Format.

Note: #. "Chapter Title if applicable," Title of Film. Year released in theaters; Place of distributor: Distributor, Year of distribution. Format.

 

Example:

Hitchcock, Alfred, dir. North by Northwest. 1959; Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2000. DVD.

1. “Crop Duster Attack,” North by Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1959; Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2000), DVD.


Youtube Video

Bibliography: Username. "Title of Youtube Video."  YouTube Video, run time. Date published. URL

Note: #. Username,"Title of Youtube Video" YouTube Video, run time, Date published, URL.

 

Princess Weekes. “Set It Off Is The Perfect Feminist Film.” YouTube Video, 38:24. Apr 2, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI4SAWjAKHM.

2. Princess Weekes, “Set It Off Is The Perfect Feminist Film,” YouTube Video, 38:24, Apr 2, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI4SAWjAKHM.


Podcast

Bibliography: First name and Last name of host/interviewer. "Title of Episode." Title of Podcast. Date published. Podcast, run time. URL.

Note: #. First name and Last name of Creator, "Title of Episode,"Title of Podcast, date published, podcast, run time, URL.

 

Example:

Marshall, Sarah. "Ronald Reagan and "The Welfare Queen" with Laci Mosley." You're Wrong About. March 14, 2022. Podcast, 1:03:41. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1112270/10244830-ronald-reagan-and-the-welfare-queen-with-laci-mosley.

3. Sarah Marshall, "Ronald Reagan and 'The Welfare Queen' with Laci Mosley," You're Wrong About, March 14, 2022, podcast, 1:03:41, https://www.buzzsprout.com/1112270/10244830-ronald-reagan-and-the-welfare-queen-with-laci-mosley


Social Media

Citations of content shared through social media can usually be limited to the text (as in the first example below). A note may be added if a more formal citation is needed. In rare cases, a bibliography entry may also be appropriate. In place of a title, quote up to the first 160 characters of the post. Comments are cited in reference to the original post.

People celebrated the changes in legislation through tweets: "Ohio legalized abortion and weed terrible night for haters and losers" (@ohJuliatweets, November 7, 2023). 

 

Note: #. Handle (@handle), "Caption or text of post," Form of social media, Date published, URL. 

 

Example:

1. Julia Claire (@ohjuliatweets), “Ohio legalized abortion and weed terrible night for haters and losers," X Tweet, November 7, 2023, https://twitter.com/ohJuliatweets/status/1722085459063627880.

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