Finding Images

Learn the best methods to identify and utilize images in many fields of study

Citing Images Found with Google

If you found your image through Google Image Search, remember to cite the original page on which the image appears, not the Google Images results page.  It's just like a textual web source: cite the URL that takes you directly to the source.

Citing Images

Just like you would cite any textual source you use in a project or paper, you should give proper attribution for any images you include.  Each discipline has slightly different requirements, so check with your professor. 

The basic information you should always note includes:

  • the title
  • the artist/photographer/creator
  • the source (i.e., information about the book, journal, database, or web address where you found the image, including page numbers and publication information).

Check the appropriate style manual to find out what to do for each citation style.

Online Citation Resources

The "Big Three" Styles