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FNDS 3302: Multimedia Art

Cite Your Sources

Whenever you use someone’s words or ideas to support your own writing assignment, you need to give credit back to the original source. In composition courses we do this with citations. The sources below will outline how to properly cite sources to give credit where credit is due. Remember, anytime you directly quote or paraphrase someone else's words or ideas you need to cite them.

There are many different types of citation styles. Double check your course assignments and syllabus to see which one of the following are preferred for this course! For Art and Art History Courses, Chicago Style Author-Date system is typically used. You can find an introduction to the author-date system at The Chicago Manual of Style Online. The library provides full online access to the 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style Online.  More in-depth information on how the author date system works can be found in Chapter 15: Author-Date References of The Chicago Manual of Style Online.

Below are some additional citation styles you may find helpful.

Most common citation styles:

Writing Resources

UM-Dearborn Writing Center

Please contact the UM-Dearborn Writing Center for help in all stages of the writing process. Set up an appointment with them today!

UW-Madison Writer's Handbook

Full of helpful writing techniques and examples! They cover the Writing Process and Structure, Improving Your Writing Skills, Grammar and Punctuation, and How to Cite References In Your Paper (including the Chicago Author-Date Style).

Citation Resources Recommended by the Mardigian

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - Provides research and citation guidance

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