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Art HIstory 1301 (Carr) - Fall 2022

Writing Your Paper and Citing Your sources



Most instructors in Art History require that you use Chicago. Here is a guide to MLA in case your instructor accepts it. Check with your instructor or see the instructions in your assignment.

Writing Centre

The Writing Centre is offering  in person and live synchronous writing help with a tutor. 


You can also submit your writing to this service and get detailed feedback in a few days.

Four Tips on Citing

  1. Ask a librarian anytime 
    Not sure how to start? Come talk to a librarian and we can guide you on how to create a citation from the simplest to the most obscure sources.
  2. Visit a Writing Centre tutor 
    Sometimes the hardest part is learning how to integrate citing into an essay or report to support your ideas. A Writing Centre tutor can help with this essential writing skill.
  3. Use the cite feature available in many of the Library's online databases
    For example, when viewing a title in the Library's Quick Topic Search, simply click on 'cite' to generate a citation in different styles. Be sure to check the citation before pasting in your report - they are generated by a computer application and not always 100% accurate.
  4. Check out ZoteroBib 
    This is a great citation generator for the most common citation styles. Enter a url, ISBN, DOI or title to get started. It will also sort your citations into an alphabetical list and generate a footnote or in-text reference.**To create a full note for Chicago style, make sure you select Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (fullnote).