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APA 6th Edition Citation Examples: Images

General tips

  • Untitled images: Create a brief title for it and place it in brackets, unitalicized.
  • Medium: If known, the medium of the image should be placed in brackets - for example, [Painting] - and the collection which owns the image included in your citation along with its location.
  • Institution locations: For U.S. cities, add the standard postal abbreviations for state (for example, "Chatham, MA"). Foreign cities should be followed by the name of their country (ex. "Brisbane, Australia").

Library database

Titled image:

Rousseau, H. (1896). The ship in the storm [Painting]. Retrieved from Oxford Art Online database.

Untitled image:

Muybridge, E. (1887). [Photograph of a horse running]. Retrieved from Academic Search Complete database.

Free Web

Titled image:

Rousseau, H. (1896). The ship in the storm [Painting]. Retrieved from http://www.uwm.edu/~wash/rousseau.jpg

Image reproduced in a printed source

Titled image:

Rousseau, H. (1896). The ship in the storm [Painting]. Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris. By Claire Fresches et al. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art. 232.

Untitled image:

Muybridge, E. (1887). [Photograph of a horse running]. River of shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the technological wild West. By Rebecca Solnit. New York, NY: Viking. 52.

Plate/image number (or, if this number is not available, the page number on which the image is printed) should follow the name of the publisher as shown.

More info

See Style Guide, p. 27.