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The Importance of Attribution
Always cite your sources, including visual sources such as films, images, artworks, photographs, data, charts, etc. If you find an image on a website, and there is no attribution, meaning you cannot find a citation, try to find where it originated and who created it. In general, when choosing visual resources:
Look for an attribution or citation.
If possible, find the original creation and creator.
Cite the visual sources you use in your project.
Visual Sources at TCU
When you find a book on your topic, check to see if the book includes illustrations, maps, photographs, or other visuals. These sources are always cited, so you will be able to re-use them for your own projects.
Images from archives all over the world. Subject areas include art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, and world history. Coverage dates: 1000 BCE - present
Smithsonian Institution Digital Collections
Search more than 536,000 images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from all of the Smithsonian's museums, archives & libraries. Included are more than 10,000 photographs, letters, sketches and sketchbooks, diaries, printed materials, ephemera, and other documents representing Archives of American Art collections.
Biography in Context
People of global significance from antiquity to the present. Multimedia from 1984 - until today. Coverage dates 1936 - present
Films On Demand
Videos on multiple subjects from Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, History Channel, National Geographic, TED, global television networks, and more. Embedding, linking, and interactive transcripts are available. Coverage dates: 1903 - present
Filmakers Library Online
Issues-based documentary videos relevant to multiple subjects such as race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science, current events, and more. Coverage dates: 1974 - present
Polling the Nations This link opens in a new window
Questions and responses to public opinion polls on breaking-news events and pressing social issues of the day. Comprehensive international and U.S. coverage.
World Development Indicators
Current and historical economic data from the World Bank for countries. Topics include: economics, environment, finance, social indicators, trade, education, and more. Coverage dates: 1960 - present
Find Visual Sources on the Open Web
Use advanced search options in Google to look for digital archives for your topic on the open web. For example:
- [name of nation] colonialism digital archives site:.edu
- [name of nation] independence digital archives site:.uk
Chicago 17 Image Citation Style - Bibliography Page
Last name, First name. Title of Work. Date of creation or completion. Medium. Name of Institution. Location (if applicable). URL.
Ferrara, Daniel. The Flock. 1970. Painting, 25.5x32in. https://library.artstor.org/asset/ARTSTOR_103_41822000454452.
Please see the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition for further guidance.
Chicago Manual of Style
Latest edition of this important style manual. Browse or search for topic. Tools include quick guides, sample forms, proofreader's marks, and style sheets. Coverage dates: Current