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General IU Citation Support

Indiana University Bloomington and the Campus Writing Program have developed some general guides for quick reference to cite sources. This link provides quick guides for APA, Chicago, and MLA style citations. 


There is also additional information for citing U.S. Government publications and international organization publications

APA Quick Resources

Purdue Online Writing Lab APA Formatting and Style Guide

Quick resource to check formats for in-text citations, footnotes and endnotes, and reference lists. Refer to page 6 for how to cite images.

Tips and Sample Citations for your Project 3 Research

Using Images: Copyright Law and Image Licensing Guides

  • Copyright and Image Use in the ArtStor Digital Library- This guide provides information on where the sources in Artstor come from, fair use and Artstor images, and using Artstor images for publication. We recommend this guide to anyone using images from Artstor.
  • IU Libraries' Copyright LibGuide- This guide is extremely informative and very useful! We recommend that you pay close attention to the sections labeled "Fair Use", "Open Access & Creative Commons Licensing", and "Using Images"


Examples of Image Citations

 NOTE: In most cases, you will be using the APA example for 'painting retrieved online' or 'online image'.

NOTE: Where an image has a specific name, you should put the name in italics.  If there is only a general description of what is contained in the image, you should not italicize the description.


1.      A digital image from an online art collection.


Bond, Frederick William (Photographer). (c. 1930). Contents of an Ostrich’s stomach, [bromide print]. London, UK: Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved from


2.      An online image that names the artist/designer but not the photographer.


Wright, Russel (Designer). (ca 1930). Knives [image of flatware]. New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved from


3.      An online image that names the artist/designer and the photographer.


Rose, Sheena (Artist). Sergio Gonzalez (Photographer). (2019). Home: The Present, The Process, The Future [Image of Mural].  Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank Headquarters.  Retrieved from


4.      An image from ArtStor.


Dennett, Mary Ware (Designer). Abrams Photo Service (New York, N.Y.). (n.d. (circa 1925-1945)). Wall hangings, coats of arms, chests, screens, and other work by Mary Ware Dennett. [photographs, gelatin silver prints]. Retrieved from


5.      An image from IUCAT.

Whinnery, H. P. (Artist). (1892). Residence of Joseph Shattuck, Concord St., Nashua, N.H: The McLane Mills: post office furniture manufactured : Hon. John McLane, proprietor, Milford, N.H.. Retrieved from,Pub_List_No_InitialSort