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Referencing: MLA Style

information on how to cite sources used in your research according to MLA Style

Citing Digital Images

based on MLA Style, 8th edition

Locate the following information about the image:

  • Name of the creator 
  • Title of the digital image
    • If the digital image does not have a title, include a description of the image. Do not place this information in quotation marks or italics
  • Title of the website that the image was found on
  • Names of any other contributors responsible for the digital image
  • Version of the image (if applicable)
  • Any numbers associated with the image (if applicable)
  • Publisher of the image
  • Date the image was created or published
  • Location of the image, such as a URL
    • if found using Google Images, do not cite Google Images as the publisher. Instead, click on the picture and use the information from the website that is hosting the picture

Structure of Citation:

Creator(s). “Image Title.” Title of Website, Contributor(s), Version (if applicable), Number (if applicable), Publisher, Publication date, URL.

Examples:

Yanajin33. "A Bale Meten (Sleeping Pavilion) within a Balinese House Compound." Wikipedia, 29 Aug. 2013, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balinese_traditional_house#/media/File:Little_world,_Aichi_prefecture_-_Gentry_House_of_Bali_in_Indonesia.jpg.
 

TO INCLUDE AN IMAGE IN YOUR PAPER

Fig. 1. A photograph depicting a Balinese sleeping
pavilion (Yanajin33, "A Bale Meten").

 

FOR MORE ON THIS TOPIC, SEE "TABLES and ILLUSTRATIONS."

 

Information adapted from EasyBib http://www.easybib.com/guides/citation-guides/mla-8/cite-digital-image-mla-8/

Image from a Personal Collection

List the author of the photograph, if known. Then provide a description of the photograph in place of a title. List the date the photograph was taken, if known. In the optional-element slot at the end of the entry, indicate that the photograph is in a personal collection:

Radbone, Tracy. Photograph of Sydney Harbour Bridge. 3 Jan. 2017. Author’s personal collection.

 

[information from https://style.mla.org/2017/11/14/citing-a-personal-photograph/]