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APA Citation Style, Seventh Edition: Electronic Images

Section 10.14

This page provides guidance on citing visual works, including artwork in a museum or on a museum website (see example 1), clip art or stock images (see example 2), info graphics, maps (see example 3), and photographs. 
 
Note
  • Images in text are also generally accompanied by a caption that includes copyright information and a statement of permission for use. Please check with your instructor to see if this is necessary.
 
General Format: 
 
In-Text Citation: 
(Artist Surname, Year)
 
References:
Artist Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of the artwork [Format]. https://URL of art work 
  
Example 1: Artwork on a Museum Website
 
In-Text Citation:
(Kahlo, 1939)
 
References:
Kahlo, F. (1939). The two Fridas [Painting]. Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico. https://mam.inba.gob.mx/objeto?obj=295
 
 
Example 2: Clip Art or Stock Image
 
In-Text Citation:
(GDJ, 2018)
 
References: 
GDJ. (2018). Neural network deep learning prismatic [Clip art]. Openclipart. http://openclipart.org/detail/309343/neural-network-deep-learning-prismatic 
 
Example 3: Map
 
In-Text Citation:
(Google, n.d.)
 
References: 
Google. (n.d.). [Google Maps directions for driving from University of Lethbridge Library to University of Lethbridge Water Sciences Building]. Retrieved November 4, 2019, from https://bit.ly/34y8h46
 
NOTE: For maps that do not have a name, describe the map in square brackets and include a retrieval date. 

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