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13 Zines: Research, Drawing, Design: Citation

This is a research guide for Mary Lum's course13 Zines: Research, Drawing, Design (DRW2266.01)

Citing Sources

Properly crediting the creative work of others is an important aspect of belonging to the community of creators. For the purposes of this class to provide the most flexibility with layout and design, you may list all your sources alphabetically at the end of the zine and/or you may use footnotes throughout the zine. Common examples are provided below. Oceana can help with any questions or problems.

Cite an article from a database


Last name, First name. "Article title." Journal Title. vol, no, year, pages. URL. Date of access

Nijsten, Nina. “Unruly Booklets: Resisting Body Norms with Zines.” Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies, vol. 4, no. 2, 2017, pp. 75–88. Accessed 1 Sept. 2021.

Cite a book

Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication, Publisher, Publication Date.

Wrekk, Alex. Stolen sharpie revolution 2 : a DIY zine resource for zines and zine culture. Portland, Or.: Lunchroom Pub., 2009.

Cite a work of art from a website


Last name, first name. Title of work. Year created. Name of institution/private collection housing artwork. Website Title. URL. Date of access.

  • Example

Modotti, Tina. Federico Marin. 1924. The J. Paul Getty Museum. Explore the Getty. Accessed 18 August 2017.

Cite a website


Last name, First name. "Name of page or article" Website, URL. Accessed date.

Wolfram, J. VK. “Zine Review: QUEER Content #4 – an Essay on W.H. Auden's 'Another Time'.” Sea Green Zines, Accessed 1 Sept. 2021.


Cite a photograph from a book


Last name, first name. Title of work. Year created. Museum/Institution, Location. Book Title. City: Publisher, Year Published. Page(s). 

  • Example

Höfer, Candida. Universitätsbibliothek Innsbruck. 2004. Photograph. Libraries. Schirmer/Mosel, 2005. 145.