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Image Resources

Captions vs Citations Tutorial

Information Needed for Citing Images

The following is a list of basic information you might need to cite an image:

  • Creator name
  • Title of the work
  • Date work was created
  • Source (URL and date of access)
  • Format
  • Image ID number

If you find an image in a book you will need the author, title, publisher information, date, and page, figure or plate number of the reproduction.

Additional information may be needed for works of art.  Remember to always refer to specific style manuals for complete information and consult the terms & conditions of image databases used to locate images since database licenses may specify required caption information.

You can also refer to the Image Workstation Help from Reed College and the Finding Images guide from Boston College for more information and examples on citing images.

Image Database Citation Help

Audiovisual Citation Help

Citation Tools

Need help citing your sources? Try these tools:

Citation Styles

Consult these style manuals to create your citations.  Copies of several these manuals are available throughout the libraries at UCLA at reference desks or in the stacks.