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Finding and Citing Online Images

This guide is designed to provide helpful links to online image resources and help on how to cite them.

How to Cite Creative Commons Images

Figure with Creative Commons Attribution

As a general rule, Creative Commons images are cited differently than your standard citation styles.  However, check with your specific citation manual to make sure you do not need to use another format.  Note: see special APA requirements below. Generally, you will format your citation:

Smoked Egg with onions

Title: “Smoked Egg Yolk with Roasted Onion” - make sure you put the title of the image in quotation marks
Author: Tavallai - Make sure you hyperlink the author’s name to the authors page
Source: Smoked Egg Yolk with Roasted Onion – Hyperlink to original source
License: CC BY-ND 2.0



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