Follow these steps to create a basic MLA-style citation for an image:
1) Author/Creator. Not available? Skip to #2.
2) Title of image in quotation marks. Not available? Image doesn’t have a title?
Create brief descriptive title. (Photograph of horse running. Drawing of brain.)
Do not put in quotations if you create the title; you can italicize it instead.
3) Media format of the image (Chart, Diagram, Graph, Illustration, Map, Photograph, Cartoon)
4) Date of image. Not available? Then put n.d. or leave it blank.
5) Title of where the image is located--Title of web page or title of article found in database.
6) Website/database name of where image is located in italics.
7) Medium of publication. If online – Web. If in paper, Print.
8) Day of access, month and year. 01 Jan. 2011.
9) URL/Web address where you found the image (starts with an http:).
Basic MLA Format
Artist/Creator [if given]. "Title of Image [if given]." Media Format Type. Date of image [if given]. Title of Web Page or Article where image was found [if given]. Website/Database Name where image was located. Date you accessed it [if online]
Date you accessed it [if online]
Example Citation for this image:
Bumble Bee. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 24 May 2013. http://quest.eb.com/images/139_1938777.
You must always include a Works Cited at the end of your project for any images, audio & video clips you have used.
*You will need to LOG INTO your NEISD Drive account first & then download the template.
Creative Commons Attribution Format
Name of Image if given [hyperlink to it] by Creator/Artist's name is licensed under a Creative Commons [specific type of license--must see what it says about that specific image].
Flickr Creative Commons Attribution for this image:
ANOTHER WAY to format an Image Attribution for the same photo above:
"A library user in its natural habitat" by mollyali, used under a
Here's another CC Flickr Attribution style:
Another example of a CC Attribution for an Image:
CLICK on each CC License below to read more about it--and to use these hyperlinks in your attributions: