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APA Citation Style (6th edition)

Images

The basic information you may need is:

  • artist or creator's name
  • title of the work if known
  • 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
  • author of article or book if applicable
  • title and date of journal if applicable
  • database name if applicable
  • date of access if online
  • date of publication if originally from print material
  • URL if applicable

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 the web site address (URL) and in some cases an image ID number.

  • Images should be labeled Figure (usually abbreviated Fig.)
  • Assigned an Arabic numeral and given a caption
  • The caption should appear directly below the image. Include, at minimum, artist (last name, first name), title, type of  work, work date and source.
  • For more descriptive captions, it is acceptable to include materials and measurements, the institution or individual who owns the work, and the location of the institution.

Image of a painting (Sec. 5.21 APA Publication Manual)

Format

Artist, A.A. (Artist). (year of publication). Title of painting [Format]. Location of publication: Publisher. Retrieved from URL

Reference Example

Duveneck, F. (Artist). (1872). Whistling boy [Image of painting]. Cincinnati, Ohio; Cincinnati Art Museum. Retrieved from http://www.artstor.org

In-text Example

(Duveneck, 1872)

Image of a photograph (Sec. 5.21 APA Publication Manual)

Format

Artist, A.A. (Photographer). (year of publication). Title of photograph [Format]. Location of publication: Publisher. Retrieved from URL

Reference Example

Keating, I. D. (Photographer). (2015). Houseboat - Victoria, BC [Digital Image]. Retrieved from https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/527/19072228926_36bef9edac_z.jpg

In-text Example

(Keating, 2015)