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This guide includes sources for art research, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical sources, indexes to journal articles, sources for images, and information on archival research.

Citing Images

Citing images is just as important as citing a piece of text. Tracing your sources, whether a book, article, or image is key to responsible scholarship.

Your citation should answer address the following items:

  • Title
  • Creator name
  • Repository (museum, library, or other institution where the item is owned)
  • Image source (database, website, book, etc.)
  • Date you accessed the image

When citing images from a book or magazine, you must include the information about the book or article. When citing digital images, you must include the website where you found the image.

Determine the citation style requested by your professor, then consult the appropriate style guide below to create your citation. 

Image Databases

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