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Journalism - Finding and Using Images, Maps, Video & Audio: Citing Images

Tips & links to help with citing and locating media. Also contains resources for understanding copyright and fair use of media

Citing Images

An image is intellectual property and must be cited like other resources. They should include:

  • Title
  • Creator name
  • Repository (archive, library, museum, etc.)
  • Image source (website, database, book, etc.)
  • Date accessed

The URL, if accessed on the Web, and rights information should also be included.

Format of the citation will vary based on your choice of citation style manual.

Image Citation Best Practices

The following links provide examples of proper image citations: