Citing an Online Image

Very important! If you are citing an image found in Google Images or any other image retrieval service, be certain to cite the image in its original context. Do not provide the URL of the enlarged image - you must use the URL of the page where the image was originally shown.

  • Image creator's last name, first name, if available, or page author's name if available, followed by a period and a space
  • Title of photo followed by a period, in quotation marks. If no title, describe briefly within quotation marks.
  • Descriptive word (photo, map, cartoon, drawing, etc,) followed by a period and a space
  • Website title in italics, followed by a space
  • Website publication date in DD Mo. YYYY format followed by a period and a space
  • Date image was viewed in DD Mo. YYYY format followed by a space
  • Web address in angle brackets, followed by a period

example:
Suzuki, Lea. "Mick Jaggar." Photo. SFGate.com 14 Nov. 2005. 14 Nov. 2005

     <http://www.sfgate.com>.

 

Source: Menlo School Library Homepage. <http://library.menloschool.org>