Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: May 12, 2017     Views: 449

Citing an image in Chicago style requires you to include much of the same information you would including in citing a print resource like author(s)/editor(s), title of image, and publication date. Chicago style dictates a different citation format depending on whether the image is from an electronic resource or published photograph.

If the image is from an electronic resource (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Bibliography Method: Author Surname, First Name or Initial. Image Title. Year. URL.

Footnote Method: Author First Name/Initial Surname, Image Title, Year, URL.

If the image is a published photograph:

Bibliography Method: Author Surname, First Name or Initial. "Photograph Title." Year Photo was Taken (if provided). In Book Title. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year, page or plate #.

Footnote Method: Author First Name/Initial Surname, "Photograph Title," Year Photo was Taken (if provided), in Book Title (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page or plate #.

‚ÄčThis information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to an image in your class assignments and projects.


For more information about citing images in Chicago Style, please visit our Chicago Style guide or check out the resources listed below. You may also want to contact the Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about citing images in Chicago Style.

Video Tutorials: Chicago/Turabian Manual of Style Training (Full Playlist)

Video tutorials on Chicago style are available via the Atomic Learning database. Please note: you will be asked to log in using your SNHU email username and password. 

Web Resources:

These web resources may be helpful if you need additional information about citing sources in Chicago Style. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.

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