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Finding and Using Images

This guide introduces resources which can help you search for images to use in your projects and research.

MLA Style

In your Works Cited, you'll want to include as much of the information below as you can:

  • Artist’s name or username, surname first
  • Title of the work, in italics
  • Date of creation
  • Institution or city in in which the work is located
  • Website or database, in italics
  • Medium of publication
  • Date of access

The citation will typically look like this:

Artist or user name.  Title.  Date the image was created.  Museum, City.  Web.  Database name or title of site.  Date of access.

Example: Ernst, Max.  L'Ange du Foyer.  (1937).  Private Collection.  Web.  Google Image Search.  April 1 2010.

Chicago Style

In your Bibliography, you'll want to include as much of the information below as you can:

  • Artist's name or username
  • Title or brief description
  • The word "image" in parantheses
  • Website or database, in italics
  • URL of website where the image was originally shown, in brackets
  • Date of access

The citation will typically look like this:

Artist's name.  Title or description (image).  Available from: Website or database.  <URL>.  (Accessed on date).