Images

Use this guide to find images at the library and online.

Citing sources

When preparing a presentation or a research paper, it is important to cite every source used, including objects such as works of art and images.

Information needed

The information and display order varies depending on the style used.

Though the format consulted should be cited, it is useful to give information about the original source, if available.

Who, What, When and Where

  • Creator(s)
  • Title (otherwise descriptive)
  • Year created
  • Medium, size, etc. (optional)
  • Repository (if applicable)

If a reproduction, add

  • Format (print, Web)
  • Source

Other information may be required for the purpose of your paper.

    Attributing Creative Commons-licensed images

    Title, Author, Source, Licence (TASL)

    Otter” by Shelly Prevost is licensed under CC BY NC 2.0

    -Title linked to original location

    -Author linked to author page (if there is one)

    -CC licence linked to licence deed

     

    Source: Creative Commons, “Best practices for attribution

    4 examples, 3 styles (MLA, Chicago, APA)

    Each discipline uses its own referencing style. Always ask your professor which style guide is required.

    Notes: Citing referenced or illustrated images is often more appropriate in running text, in the notes or as a credit below the item, and grouped in a separate section, such as a list for illustrations, figures or artworks. Consistency is key.

    Examples shown are for a painting found in a museum; a statue reproduced online; an advertisement in a magazine; a map published in a book.

    MLA style

    (used in the humanities)

    Colville, Alex. To Prince Edward Island. 1965. Acrylic emulsion on masonite, 61.9 x 92.5 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

    Statue of woman wearing the palla over her head. Roman, n.d. House of Africa Museum, El Jemm. ARTstor Digital Library, http://library.artstor.org/library/secure/ViewImages?id=%2FipAYSMwNFoyLSYyeD14RHwsXg%3D%3D. Accessed 7 Sep. 2017.

    Labatt family talk about drinking by the Labatt Brewing Company. 2012. Advertisement. The Walrus, September 2013, p. 24.

    "Map of Middle Helladic Greece." Prehistory and Protohistory. Ed. George A. Christopoulos. Heinemann Educational Books Ltd, 1974, p. 137.

    Chicago style

    (used in the humanities)

    Colville, Alex. To Prince Edward Island. 1965. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

    Statue of woman wearing the palla over her head. Roman, n.d. ARTstor Digital Library, Jpeg file, http://library.artstor.org/library/secure/ViewImages?id=%2FipAYSMwNFoyLSYyeD14RHwsXg%3D%3D (accessed September 7, 2011).

    Labatt Brewing Company. "Labatt family talk about drinking," advertisement. The Walrus, September 2013, 24.

    Maps, charts, graphs, or tables are normally cited as a credit below the item:

    Map of Middle Helladic Greece. Source: G. A. Christopoulos, Prehistory and Protohistory. London: Heinemann Educational Books Ltd. (1974): 137.

    APA style

    (used in social sciences, education, engineering, and business)

    Colville, Alex (1965). To Prince Edward Island [painting]. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

    Statue of woman wearing the palla over her head. (n.d.). [image file of a sculpture]. House of Africa Museum, El Jemm. Retrieved September 7, 2011, from ARTstor Digital Library, http://library.artstor.org/library/secure/ViewImages?id=%2FipAYSMwNFoyLSYyeD14RHwsXg%3D%3D.

    Labatt Brewing Company (2013, September). Labatt family talk about drinking [advertisement]. The Walrus, 24.

    Maps, charts, graphs, or tables are normally cited as a credit below the item:

    Map of Middle Helladic Greece. From G. A. Christopoulos (1974). Prehistory and Protohistory. London: Heinemann Educational Books Ltd.: 137.  

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