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Citing Sources of Images

This guide will point to sources of images for research and illustration.

Information needed to Cite Images

Images or illustrations can enhance your papers and presentations. Like written sources, images also need to be properly cited. Always indicate, or cite where you found the image. Here are examples of the information needed to identify the source of an image.


An image of an object in a museum

Artist's Name (First and Last)
Title and Date
Museum Name and Location
Image Source and ID Number

cerberus

Andokides Painter
Neck-Handled Amphora: Herakles & Cerberus, Ca. 510 B.C.
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
ARTstor: UCSD_41822000405785


 

An image from ARTstor

Title of the Work
Artist's Name (First and Last)
Date of the Work
Image Source
Date of Citation
Electronic Database

geese  
Three Geese.
Simon de Vlieger
c. 1600-1653.
The Illustrated Bartsch. Vol. 1, Netherlandish Artists
[cited 22 October 2004].
In ARTstor [database online].


An image from a Web Site

Title of the Work
Artist's Name (First and Last)
Date of the Work
Image Source
Date of Citation
URL

haystacks

  
Haystacks (Effect of Snow and Sun)
Claude Monet.
1891.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
[cited 5 June 2008]
http://www.metmuseum.org/Imageshare/ep/regular/DT1035.jpg

Citing Photographs