Learn to be a critical thinker. When conducting research on the World Wide Web, evaluate the sites you are viewing using the criteria found in this section.
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Plagiarism is simply using someone's work and not acknowledging or giving credit to the original author(s).
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The bibliography or list of works cited at the end of your research paper is an acknowledgment of the sources of information you used. Sources of information might include books, magazine or journal articles, interviews or online resources.
A Work of Visual Art:
To properly cite a work of Visual Art, please consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers Seventh Edition. In the MCC Library a copy of the handbook can be found at the Reference Desk. The call number for the book is: Reference Desk LB2369 G53 2009.
On page 200 of the MLA Handbook you will find instructions for citing a Work of Visual Art:
To cite a painting, lithograph, sculpture, or similar work, state the artists's name first when available. In general, italicize the title and then list the date of composition (if the year is unknown, write N.d.). Indicate the medium of composition. Name the institution that houses the work (e.g., a museum), or, for a work in a private collection, give the name of the collection (Collection of ...), and then provide the name of the city where the institution or collection is located. If the collector is unknown or wishes to be anonymous, use Private collection without a city name.
Bearden, Romare. The Train. 1974. Photogravure and aquatint. Museum of
Mod. Art, New York.
-MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition, p. 200.
For more examples of how to cite a Work of Visual Art, consult page 200 of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.