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Citing Images & Visual Materials in APA Style

When using images and other visual materials you need to provide information about the 1) permission (rights) to use the item and 2) a formal citation.

STATEMENT ON PERMISSION/RIGHTS

Place the statement on permission/rights in the caption for the image directly below the image and either link to the license or write out the type of permission that the creator has given.

APA CITATIONS FORMAT FOR IMAGES

Place the citation at the end of your blog post or other work under the heading References. If you are using your own image you do not need to include a date of retrieval or URL.

APA CITATIONS FOR GOOGLE MAPS

Google Maps does not permit the copying of materials so the recommended practice for including a Google Map in a blog is to embed the map in the blog rather than make an image. You will still need to cite the map in your work. Learn more about Google Maps Terms of Use.

Google Maps has a built in function for the creation of short URLs and using these will make your citations easier to read.

SAMPLE IMAGES WITH IMAGE USE STATEMENT AND CITATION

Image or Other Work Citation in APA Style

UVM Green

(Benson, D. 2007). Used under Creative Commons license.

Image with a title

Author. (Photographer). (2007). Title [Photograph]. Retrieved Date, from URL.

Benson, D. (Photographer). (2007). UVM Green [Photograph]. Retrieved October 30, 2014, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/daisyspix/488997907/in/set-72157600203908698.

Castle

(Benson, D. 2013). Used with written permission of photographer.

Image without a title

When no title is provided, use "untitled" in lieu of the title and place a descriptive phrase within the brackets used to describe type of work.

Benson, D. (Photographer). (2013). Untitled [Castle, Photograph]. Retrieved October 30, 2014, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/daisyspix/9254302311/in/set-72157634583494030.

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT. Google Maps

Google Map

Google Maps. (year). [Descripive title. Place] [Street or Satellite Map]. Retrieved Month day, year, URL.

Google Maps. (2014). [Shelburne Farms. Shelburne, VT] [Street Map]. Retrieved October 31, 2014, from https://goo.gl/maps/vEy1g.

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT. Google Maps

Google map

Google Maps. (2014). [Shelburne Farms. Shelburne, VT] [Satellite Map]. Retrieved October 31, 2014, from https://goo.gl/maps/vEy1g.