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ARTH 305: Landscape/Environment in Art and Visual Culture

Style Guide

Chicago manual of style is the preferred style of documentation for ARTH305.  Use the online version, or the print version of the 16th ed. in the library. Chicago Notes & Bibliography style examples below:

Chapter in an edited book:

Said, Edward. "Imaginative Geography and Its Representations: Orientalizing the Oriental," in The Cultural Geography Reader, edited by Tim Oakes and Patricia Lynn Price. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2008, 357-64.

Search QCAT under Title Exact: cultural geography reader

Journal article:

Schwartz, Joan M. "The Geography Lesson: Photographs and the Construction of Imaginative Geographies." Journal of Historical Geography 22, no. 1 (January 1996): 16-45.

Search QCAT under Journal Title Exact: journal of historical geography

See other style guides under Citing your sources.

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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 vs. Popular Resources page to distinguish between scholarly and popular publications.

It is particularly important to evaluation 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 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.

Citing Your Sources

Chicago manual of style, 16th ed. is the preferred style of documentation for ARTH305.

Check out these sites for other information on citing sources:

Queen's Library guide: How to cite sources

Queen's Library guide: Citation management


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