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Art History and Appreciation Resources: How to Cite Sources

Library resources and other research materials of interest to students enrolled in art history or appreciation at Broward College, with a focus on the South Campus.

Cite Your Sources

Eventually, all students have to learn to properly cite their sources for their research. Some classes require MLA style, while others use APA. This page will give you pointers as well as help with creating those "Works Cited" or "References" pages. Mouse over the Citing Sources tab above and select either MLA Style or APA Style to get started.

Remember you can always contact us, if it gets confusing (and it usually does!).

APA Style Guide to Electronic References

This comprehensive guide offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA Style. You may print a copy for your own personal use only.


 APA 6th cover

Note: You will have to login with your BC ID# and Your default PIN is a 4 digit code based on your birth date: MMDD. (For example, if you were born on July 04, your PIN is 0704.)

APA Citation Generators

Listed below you will find citation generators. Please note: While these are excellent tools, YOU are responsible for checking the accuracy of the citations using a credible source (such as the APA style manual, which you can find in the library).

Overview: MLA & APA Citation Styles

Quick Reference: Works Cited and References

Work of Visual Art

Format :
Artist(s). (Date of Production). Title (italicized) [Type of Medium]. City, State: Institution. 

Work of Visual Art (Online)

Format :
Artist(s). (Date of Production). Title (italicized) [Type of Medium].  URL

Note: The URL must be preceded by "Retrieved from".


For performance art you would treat the source as a personal communication. This means you'd only cite it in-text by referencing the Artist(s) and the performance date.

If a performance is witnessed on television, DVD, youtube, etc. you would use those citation formats to properly cite the performance.

APA Style Blog


APA style Blog

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