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ARTS 216 - Art History Survey to 1450: Chicago Cite

Why Cite?

  • Give credit where it is due.  Citation is a method of attribution acknowleding that the work you are quoting, paraphrasing, or  synthesizing came from another source.
  • Avoid plagiarism (GFU Academic Honesty Policy).
  • Citing sources allows readers to learn more about the topic or research background information from the sources you have gathered.
  • Provide authority for your presentation or arguments and distinguish your ideas from those of others.
  • Indicate the extent and quality of your research; let readers know how much effort you put into the research for your paper.
  • Conform to the standards of academic practice by using appropriate citation.

Chicago Style Guide Examples

Citation examples for resources according to the Chicago Manual of Style.

How to Write a Research Paper

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Tutorial on Citing using Chicago

This video discusses how to create in text and bibliographic citations by the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Writing Center. 2012, 7 mins.

Tools for Creating Reference Citations

There are many products and programs available to assist you with creating reference citations for the items used in the course of your research. However, none of them create 100% accurate reference citations. You will still need to confer with the Chicago Style Manual to compare and make the necessary edits to the references.

The free items listed below are just a few of the systems available to create reference citations.

Dictionaries and Thesaurus