Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017 Views: 1866
Citing an image in APA 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. You must also include the URL where the image can be found preceded by the words "Retrieved from ... " at the end of the citation.
The basic format for citing an image in APA style is:
Creator, F. M. (Date created). Title of image in italics [ image's media - photograph, painting, outdoor mural]. Retrieved Month Day Year, from http://example.com/
For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):
Swanbrow, D. (2008). A happiness ranking of 97 nations [table]. Retrieved January 21, 2010, from http://www.ur.umich.edu/0708/Jul14_0823.php
Reproduced under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License from: The University of Rhode Island University Libraries (25 August 2016). Citing Correctly and Avoiding Plagiarism: APA Format, 6th Edition. Retrieved from http://uri.libguides.com/cite/apa6th
If there is no creator listed for the image, you can start with the title of the image.
- APA guide (Shapiro Library)
- APA Research Paper Basics Video Tutorials (Atomic Learning - log in using your SNHU email username and password)
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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association or speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite sources in APA style.
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