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Museum Docents Library Basics: Cite Sources

Library resources to assist in the basic research of museum objects in the Colby College Museum of Art.

Why We Cite

Citations are an important part of the scholarly conversation. They ...

  • demonstrate the research path an author uses to develop an idea
  • demonstrate your usage of relevant scholarly works and evidence on a topic
  • document the extent of your research activity

Citations and a good bibliography lead researchers to other pertinent information sources.


When to Cite

  • When you directly quote someone else
  • When you reference another person's ideas
  • When you outline someone else's argument or line of reasoning

Citing Sources

FOR ART: Chicago Manual of Style

Your Librarian

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Margaret Ericson
Bixler Art and Music Library, Rm 136
Bixler Art/Music Building
Spring 2018 office hours: Monday, 2-4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-noon.
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