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Citing Online Images in MLA Style



 


CITING ONLINE IMAGES IN MLA STYLE

For additional information on MLA (Modern Language Association) style, see the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers in the Reference collection, REF LB2369.G53 2009, or the MLA website, www.mla.org.


 

NOTE: Double-space between each and every line.



PHOTOGRAPH, PAINTING OR SCULPTURE FROM A DATABASE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE LIBRARY:

Artist's last name, first name. Title of Work. Date or N.d. if no date. Name of institution that
     houses the work or name of private collection. City where institution or collection is located if
     available. Name of Database. Web. Date of access in the form of day month year.

Example:
Caro, Anthony. Early One Morning. 1962. Tate Modern (Gallery). ARTstor. Web. 4 July 2008.


PHOTOGRAPH, PAINTING, OR SCULPTURE FROM A WEBSITE:

Artist's last name, first name. Title of Work. Date or N.d. if no date. Name of institution that
     houses the work or name of private collection. City where institution or collection is located if
     available. Title of Website. Web. Date of access in the form of day month year.


Example:

Galante, Nick. Pathfinder-Plus Flight in Hawaii. June 2002. NASA Dryden Flight Research
     Center. Photo Collection. Web. 4 August 2006.


REMEMBER:
If you cannot find the author, publisher, etc., for the online source, cite what is available. For further assistance, please ask a reference librarian.

INCLUDING ILLUSTRATIONS IN A RESEARCH PROJECT 
• Locate illustration as near as possible to the relevant area of the text. 
• Label illustration Fig., and give it a number, along with a caption or title. Include name of artist if known, last name first. 

Example: 



Fig. 1. Galante, Nick. Pathfinder-Plus Flight in Hawaii

• Place label and caption or title underneath illustration. Use same margins as the rest of the paper. 

• For parenthetical references, cite the work using the figure number. Example: (fig. 1). 



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