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Citing Artwork

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, which sets the rules for APA style, does not include specific guidelines for citing artwork. However, the APA Style blog has some suggestions on the best way to cite artwork.

A good reference contains enough information to lead your reader to the source you used, as concisely as possible. At a minimum, this should include the artist’s name, year(s) of fabrication, title of the work, any other necessary or relevant information (such as the medium), and the location of the work.

So a citation for Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World could look like this:Example of artwork citation

Best Bet Art Research

Where do I find Art and Design books in the library?

Many college libraries, including Ivy Tech, use Library of Congress Classification to organize materials. 

Call Number Subject
N Visual Arts
NA Architecture 
NB Sculpture
NC Drawing, Design, Illustration
ND Painting
NE Print Media
NK Decorative Arts
NX Arts in general

Other sections where art books appear include:

  • SB--Landscape Architecture and Gardens.
  • TR--Photography.
  • Z--Book Arts (including Bookbinding and Fine Art Books).