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HIST 4200: Pictures, Media, and US Politics

Updated Spring 2024.

Citing Images

Using images, charts, tables, or figures that you did not create require citation in all cases and the citation should be accessible in the context of the image's use.

Citing images is important to give attribution to image creators and acknowledge authorship of the image - this includes giving yourself credit for photographs you've taken! 

Image citations typically include the following information, or as much of it as can be easily determined: 

  1. Creator's name;
  2. Title of the work, as given;
  3. Location of the work (museum, library or owning institution, if known);
  4. Date;
  5. Database collection, if known;
  6. Rights information, if known.

Please see below for guides on how to cite images in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style.