Image: how to cite in APA (7th ed.)?

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Basic rules

According to the requirements of APA Style (7th ed.), if an image, picture, or photograph is taken from an online resource (e.g. a website with stock images) that does not require attribution, do not include the source in your bibliography; otherwise credit the source in your list of references.

A reference to an online image, infographic, clip art, photo, etc. is similar to the scheme used for a webpage, with the type of image added and the year of publication in place of the full date.

How to cite in a bibliography

Use the following template for citing an image in APA Style (7th ed.):

Author(s). (Year). Image title [Image type]. Website Title. URL

See more about giving the names of authors in an APA reference here.

See this article for the particularities of referencing Internet sources.

Note: The online service Grafiati allows citing comfortably any kind of electronic image in APA Style. For images taken from Flickr, it suffices to paste the hyperlink: we will collect all the data automatically and generate the bibliographic reference.

Examples of references

Panchenko, O. (2020). Kyiv [Photograph]. Flickr.

FlowingData. (2009). Visual guide to General Motors’ financial woes [Infographic].

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