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In-Text Citations

Citing within your paper is a necessary part of writing - it ensures that you are giving proper credit to the ideas you are referring to throughout your work.

Here is a helpful link from Purdue's Online Writing Lab to help guide you.

How to cite a museum label

How do I cite an informational plaque or an information card?

This includes museum labels.

Treat informational plaques/cards as you would any other source. Make sure to include the core elements, in the proper order, and provide as much information as your readers will need to locate the source. Use the title of the plaque as the title of your source. If you have experienced an object firsthand, such as in a museum, give the name of the place, the city in which it is located, and the dates of the exhibition.

“Alexander McQueen’s Gothic.” Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion and its Legacy, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut, March 5-July 10, 2016.

Taken from the Purdue OWL



Citing Images

Noodle Tools is a useful program that will help you create citations in either MLA or APA styles.  It also generates Word documents from your citation list with correct MLA/APA punctuation and formatting.


Helpful Tips for Citing in Noodle Tools:

  •    When citing articles from Oxford Art Online, choose Reference Source as your citation type in the drop-down menu of Noodle Tools.
  •    When you select the first result in Oxford Art, it is generally from an encyclopedia titled "Grove Art Online" -- this is what you would put as the name of the encyclopedia when creating your citation.


  • Put in as much information as you can - but when citing reference sources in Oxford Art Online you may not be given page numbers, place of publication, date of publication, or author.


  • When citing an artwork image from ArtStor or Oxford Art or Heilbrunn you will choose Work of Visual Art as your citation type in the drop-down menu of Noodle Tools.


Always remember to provide citation information for any images or other sources you use.

Stop by the Reference Desk for help with Noodle Tools or call (210) 486-4513


How to use MLA citations in a Powerpoint presentation

When creating a PowerPoint presentation you still want to provide sources for the images and resources you use within. 

  • The MLA Handbook 9th Edition states this:

"In a slide-based presentation using software such as PowerPoint or Keynote, you might add brief citations on each slide that uses borrowed material, then put a works-cited list on a separate slide at the end. For an image, you might provide in a caption a brief citation that point to an entry on a works-cited-list slide..." 

NoodleTools Citation Manager

Create citations in MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian formats for a wide variety of material types.

Helpful Links

These links will help you with other types of citations:

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab - The OWL Family of Sites - has examples of MLA and APA citations.

Citing Sources - Duke University has examples of MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian and CSE styles.


The MLA Handbook 9th Edition is available at the Reference Desk in the Library for you to use as well.

ALWAYS check with a librarian if you are unsure how to cite something!