You must credit both direct quotes and your paraphrases.Again, Barnet’s chapter “Manuscript Form” sets out clear guidelines for avoiding plagiarism.
A key reference guide for researching and analyzing works of art and for writing art history papers is the 10th edition (or later) of Sylvan Barnet’s work, A Short Guide to Writing about Art.
Barnet directs students through the steps of thinking about a research topic, collecting information, and then writing and documenting a paper.
Another useful website regarding plagiarism is provided by Cornell University, is a serious offense, and students should understand that checking papers for plagiarized content is easy to do with Internet resources.
Plagiarism will be reported as academic dishonesty to the Dean of Students; see Section VI of the Student Handbook which cites plagiarism as a specific violation.
A website with helpful tips for writing art history papers is posted by the University of North Carolina, Wesleyan University Writing Center has a useful guide for finding online writing resources, following are basic guidelines that you must use when documenting research papers for any art history class at UALR.
Solid, thoughtful research and correct documentation of the sources used in this research (i.e., footnotes/endnotes, bibliography, and illustrations**) are essential.If you use microform or microfilm resources, consult the most recent edition of Kate Turabian, Barnet explains how to identify illustrations or “figures” in the text of your paper and how to caption the visual material.Each photograph, photocopy, or scanned image should appear on a single sheet of paper unless two images and their captions will fit on a single sheet of paper with one inch margins on all sides.Take care that you fully and accurately acknowledge the source of another author, whether you are quoting the material verbatim or paraphrasing.Borrowing the idea of another author by merely changing some or even all of your source’s words does not allow you to claim the ideas as your own.Additionally, these Guidelines remind students about plagiarism, a serious academic offense.Research papers should be in a 12-point font, double-spaced.Please note that the place of publication and the publisher are enclosed in parentheses in the footnote, but they are not in parentheses in the bibliography.Examples of CMS for some types of note and bibliography references are given below in this Guideline., as given in examples below, is the standard in UALR art history papers.The chapter “Manuscript Form” in the Barnet book (10th edition or later) provides models for the correct forms for footnotes/endnotes and the bibliography. The FIRST REFERENCE to a journal article (in a periodical that is paginated by volume) with a single author in a footnote is: 29 (1966): 199.