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Turabian Citation Style Guide 9th Edition: A. Image from Electronic Source

This guide will help you cite sources in the Turabian/Chicago Style.

About Citing Images & Art

For each type of source in this guide, the general form and specific examples will be provided for both the Notes-Bibliography and the Author-Date style options of Turabian.

This information and several of the examples were drawn from A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations (9th edition). Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

For further information, please ask your instructor or refer to the Turabian manual.

Images from Electronic Source

In general, include the artist's name, title of work, date it was created, name and location of where it is housed, and the access date and URL (pp. 200; 263-4).


For Notes-Bibliography style, images found online should only be cited in the notes.


For Author-Date style, include artwork viewed online in your reference list if required by your instructor. If you do not need to list it in the reference list, more complete citation information should be included in the parenthetical citation. See page 263 of the Manual for examples.

General Format

 Notes-Bibliography Style (p. 200):
      Note Number. First Name of Artist Last Name of Artist, Title of Work, Year, type of medium, Name and Location of where it is housed, accessed (insert date of access), URL.


      29.  Erich Bucholz, Untitled, 1920, gouache on paper, Museum of Modern Art, New York, accessed December 4, 2011,

 General Format
Author-Date Style (pp. 263)
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Last Name of Artist Year)


       Reference List Entry:
      Parenthetical Entry:

      (Buchholz 1920)

     Reference List Entry:

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