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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.

Best Practices for Citing Images

As you conduct you research, be sure to keep track of the basic information needed for citing images:

  • Creator name(s)
  • Title of work
  • Creation date
  • Publication date (if applicable)
  • Materials and dimensions (depending on style)
  • Location of work (website, museum, repository, collection, et cetera)

If you found the image in a book or periodical, you will need to cite the book's or magazine's information. If you found the image on the web or in an online database, you will need to cite the database name, URL, identifying file number for the image, and date of access.  See examples for APA, MLA, and Turabian in the following sections.

NEVER cite Google Image as the source of an image.  Find the original location of an image, by clicking on the image.

For more help with citing your sources:

Check out MTC Library's guides to using citation styles effectively and efficiently

APA Citation Guide

APA Manual Cover

MLA Citation Guide

MLA Handbook Cover

Turabian Citation Guide

Turabian Manual Cover

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