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Image Resources: Citing Images

Guided assistance to locating images using Colby-owned imagebases or via the Internet.

How to Cite Images

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From the Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum

Image Citations: Chicago Manual of Style

Image from an online image database:

If using the image wiithin a paper, image captions are created thus: Chicago Manual of Style

  • Fig. 1. Ansel Adams, Moon and Half Dome, 1960, printed 1978, gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in., Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME. Artstor. http://www.artstor.org.
  • Fig. 1. Ansel Adams. Moon and Half Dome. 1960, printed 1978. Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in. Colby College Museum of Art, accessed November 12, 2019,  http://www.colby.edu/museum/?s=ansel%20adams&obj=Obj6269?sid=85&x=1989

In a bibliography, cite a digital image thus: Chicago Manual of Style

  • Adams, Ansel.  Moon and Half Dome. 1960, printed 1978. Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in. Colby College Museum of Art. ARTstor. http://www.artstor.org (accessed 5 February 2014).

Image from book:

  • Adams, Ansel. Moon and Half Dome. 1960, printed 1978. Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME. In The Lunder Collection: A Gift of Art to Colby College, by Colby College Museum of Art. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2013, 326.
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