About Citing Images
Documenting sources for images can be challenging, especially with the variety of new electronic resources now available. Many different style manuals exist. Listed below are several writing style manuals that may be consulted along with examples. Always ask your class instructor for the style appropriate for the course.
The basic information you will need
- Artist name
- Title of the work
- Date it was created
- Repository, museum, or owner
- City or Country of origin
- Dimensions of the work
- Material or medium such as oil on canvas, marble, found objects
If you found the image in a book you will need the author, title, publisher information, date, and page, figure or plate number of the reproduction
If you found the image online you will need an access date, the web site address (URL) and in some cases an image ID number.
Give information about the type of source in brackets, e.g. painting, sculpture, installation, etc.
Make sure you include as much information as possible so that the original can be retrieved easily.