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ARTH 225: Art and Fashion: from the Renaissance to the present

Style Guides

Chicago Manual of Style Guide

Chicago manual of style, 17th ed. (2017) is the recommended style manual for academic research in Art History. Use the online version, or the print version in Stauffer Reference (Z253 .U69 2017 Ref.).  See other style guides under Citing sources.

Chapter in an edited book (Chicago style):

Völker, Angela. “Gustav Klimt and Women’s Fashion.” In Klimt’s Women, ed. Tobias G. Natter and Gerbert Frodl, 43-49. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000.

To find in Omni, search by Title Exact (ignore initial article): Klimts women


Journal article citation (Chicago style):

Houze, Rebecca. “Fashionable Reform Dress and the Invention of ‘Style’ in Fin-de-siècle Vienna.” Fashion Theory 5, no. 1 (2001): 29-56.

To find in Omni, search using the Journal Search: Fashion Theory

MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing, 3rd ed. (2008) is another recommended style manual for the Humanities. Check the print version in Stauffer Library - Reference Collection (Ref PN147 .G444 2008)

Queen's University Art History and Art Conservation Style Guide

Citing Your Sources

Queen's Library guide: Citing sources

Queen's Library guide: Citing and Citation managers


Writing Centre

Student Academic Success Services (SASS), located in Stauffer Library, comprises Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre to help with brainstorming ideas, creating outlines, improving grammer and style, and thesis statements. Book an appointment for a one-on-one consultation or check out the Centre's Writing Handouts/Tip Sheets.

Reflective Writing

Reflection means taking some time to examine your thoughts, beliefs, values, attitudes and assumptions about your understanding of a topic, a situation or problem.  The key questions in reflective thinking are how? and why? rather than just what?  In reflective writing, students are asked to write down their personal thoughts.  

Reflective Writing (University of Leeds)

Reflective Writing (Royal Roads University)

Bibliographic Citation

A bibliography avoids plagiarism and gives credibility to research.  Pay attention to details when creating citations.  Strive for consistency and accurate information, so interested readers can follow up on citations for reading or further research.

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating your sources is a crucial step of the research process. You need to evaluate carefully each source to determine its appropriateness and quality.

Check our Evaluating Sources Checklist for criteria used to judge information sources and our Scholarly and Popular Resources page to distinguish between scholarly and popular publications.

It is particularly important to evaluate information that you find on the Web. Because there are no rules and anyone can post a page on the Web, you will have to determine whether the web site is of value. Go to Evaluating Web Sources (CRAAP Test) for specific criteria used to analyze websites.

Check our Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals page in order to evaluate periodicals by looking at their content, purpose, and intended audience.