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Chicago Citation Style (17th Edition): Image from an Electronic Source

This guide will help you cite sources using the Chicago Citation Style 17th edition.

Image from an Electronic Source

General Format 

Full Note:

1. Author First Name/Initial Surname, Image Title, Year, URL. 

Concise Note: 

2. Author Surname, Image Title.


 Author Surname, First Name or Initial. Image Title. Year. URL.


Full Note:

1.  Illingworth Holey Kerr, Straw Stacks, March Thaw, 1935,

Concise Note:

2. Kerr, Straw Stacks, March Thaw.


 Kerr, Illingworth Holey. Straw Stacks, March Thaw. 1935.

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Formatting of papers in Chicago Style:

Citations and bibliographies in Chicago Style:

The Chicago Manual of Style Online:
Online guides from university libraries:

About Citing Images and Works of Art

This guide is intended to cover only the Notes and Bibliography system for citing images and works of art.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

Full Note - use the first time that you cite a source.
Concise Note - use after the first time you cite a source.
Bibliography - use when you are compiling the Bibliography that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.)

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific sections and pages in the manual.


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