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Finding & Citing Images

NEW Fall 2019: Recommended search tools and strategies for finding, using, and citing images in your academic work.

Image from a library database:

  • TEMPLATE: Creator, A. (Year). Title of image [Type]. Retrieved from database.
  • EXAMPLE: Raine, A. (2009). Finest work yet [Photograph]. Retrieved from JSTOR.

Image from the web:

  • TEMPLATE: Creator, A. (Year). Title of image [Type]. Retrieved from URL
  • EXAMPLE: Raine, A. (2009). Finest work yet [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.indiewire.com/2016/11/movie-accent-expert-breaks-down-accuracy-actors-roles-video-1201748151/ 

Image from a printed source:

  • TEMPLATE: Creator, A. (Year). Title of image [Type]. Title of printed work. By Creator. Location: Publisher. Plate #/Page Number.
  • EXAMPLE: Raine, A. (2009). Finest work yet [Photograph]. Quentin Tarantino: Life at the extremes. By Aaron Barlow. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. 97.

Image without creator or title:

  • Template: [Type and brief description of work]. Retrieved from URL/Database
  • EXAMPLE: [Photograph of soldier in the woods]. Retrieved from https://www.indiewire.com/2016/11/movie-accent-expert-breaks-down-accuracy-actors-roles-video-1201748151/ 
Remember to include as much information as you can and provide a citation, even with limited source info, for every image you use. 

Image from a library database:

  • TEMPLATE: Creator, Name. Title of Image. Year. Type. Source/Museum, City. Database, URL.
  • EXAMPLE: Raine, Aldo. Finest Work Yet. 2009. Photograph. Frist Art Museum. Arstor, http://artstor.org/frist/2009.

Image from the web:

  • TEMPLATE: Creator, Name. Title of Image. Year. Type. Source/Museum, City, URL.
  • EXAMPLE: Raine, Aldo. Finest Work Yet. 2009. Photograph. Frist Art Museum, Nashville, https://fristmuseum.org/collections/raine. 

Image from a printed source:

  • TEMPLATE: Creator, Name. Title of Image. Year. Type. Source/Museum, City. Title of Printed Work. By Name Creator. Publisher, year. p. #. 
  • EXAMPLE: Raine, Aldo. Finest Work Yet. 2009. Photograph. Frist Art Museum, Nashville. Quentin Tarantino: Life at the extremes. By Aaron Barlow. Praeger, 2010. p. 79. 

Image without creator or title:

  • TEMPLATE: Type and brief description of image. Year. URL.
  • EXAMPLE: Photograph of soldier standing in the woods. 2009. https://photosonline.com/history/woods. 
Remember to include as much information as you can and provide a citation, even with limited source info, for every image you use. 
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