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THEA 385: Period Styles (with Professor Colleen Ballance)

Databases & Websites for Images

"The most comprehensive image search on the web."

Databases for Streaming Videos

Links to Resources with Images in OneSearch & PASCAL Delivers

Click on these individual topics to retrieve scholarly resources through Wofford OneSearch.  Once you link to Wofford OneSearch, you can add your own keywords (including period styles, artists' names, and centuries) to these topics in the search box to narrow the scope of your search.  You also can limit your search to a specific format--say, print book, e-book, journal article, streaming video.

 

Citing Images in MLA Style

This text is adapted from the online version of The MLA Guide provided by Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL):

A PAINTING, SCULPTURE, OR PHOTOGRAPH

Provide the artist's name, the title of the artwork in italics, and the date of composition. Finally, provide the name of the institution that houses the artwork followed by the location of the institution (if the location is not listed in the name of the institution, e.g. The Art Institute of Chicago).

Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800, Museo del Prado, Madrid.

If the medium and/or materials (e.g., oil on canvas) are important to the reference, you can include this information at the end of the entry. However, it is not required. For photographic reproductions of artwork (e.g. images of artwork in a book), treat the book or website as a container. Remember that for a second container, the title is listed first, before the contributors. Cite the bibliographic information as above followed by the information for the source in which the photograph appears, including page or reference numbers (plate, figure, etc.).

Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800, Museo del Prado, Madrid. Gardener's Art Through the Ages, 10th ed.,

     by Richard G. Tansey and Fred S. Kleiner, Harcourt Brace, p. 939.

If you viewed the artwork on the museum's website, treat the name of the website as the container and include the website's publisher and the URL at the end of the citation. Omit publisher information if it is the same as the name of the website. Note the period after the date below, rather than the comma: this is because the date refers to the painting's original creation, rather than to its publication on the website. Thus, MLA format considers it an "optional element."<

Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800. Museo del Prado, museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/

     art-work/the-family-of-carlos-iv/f47898fc-aa1c-48f6-a779-71759e417e74.

Citing Videos in MLA Style

This text is adapted from the online version of The MLA Guide provided by Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL):

FILMS OR MOVIES

List films by their title. Include the name of the director, the film studio or distributor, and the release year. If relevant, list performer names after the director's name.

Speed Racer. Directed by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski, performances by Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Elia,

     Susan Sarandon, Ariel Winter, and John Goodman, Warner Brothers, 2008.

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Video and audio sources need to be documented using the same basic guidelines for citing print sources in MLA style. Include as much descriptive information as necessary to help readers understand the type and nature of the source you are citing. If the author’s name is the same as the uploader, only cite the author once. If the author is different from the uploader, cite the author’s name before the title.

McGonigal, Jane. “Gaming and Productivity.” YouTube, uploaded by Big Think, 3 July 2012,

     www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkdzy9bWW3E.

 

“8 Hot Dog Gadgets Put to the Test.” YouTube, uploaded by Crazy Russian Hacker, 6 June 2016,

     www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBlpjSEtELs.