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Writing and Citing: APA 7th Edition: Images

A guide to help users create citations using American Psychological Association Style, 6th edition.

Online Images

Images, diagrams and other visual artistic works should be cited as any other type of work. Below are some examples:

Try to find as much information as possible when citing an image and include it in the citation.

Basic Format for Artwork:

Artist Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of the artwork [Format]. Location. URL

Basic Format for Stock Image:

Author. (Year). Title of image [format]. Website. URL

Image With No Author, Title, or Date

[Subject and type of work]. (n.d.). URL

Example:

[Photograph of person washing hands]. (n.d.). https://cdc.gov

Note: You still need to cite the image even if you are missing much of the information. Please try to find images that do provide this information.

Google Images:

Go to the original location (website) of the image and cite in one of the formats above.

Basic Format for Artwork:

(Artist Last Name, Year)

Basic Format for Stock Image:

(Author, Year)

Image With No Author, Title, or Date

(Organization or website title, n.d.)

Example:

(CDC, n.d.)

Note: In-text images are also generally accompanied by a caption consisting of the full entry from your reference page. Please check with your instructor to see if this is necessary.