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APA Style (7th ed)

Images

NOTE: This page reflects the latest version of the APA Publication Manual (7th ed), which released in October 2019. If you require the previous version, please see APA Style (6th ed)

The Basics

APA Style does not cover rules specific to the use of images for decorative purposes. Instead, rules are designed for images, illustrations, and graphs that directly relate to the content of the piece of writing. Therefore, as much as possible, limit your use of images for decorative purposes. Where images are needed, apply the APA Style guidelines provided for Figures.

To find suitable images for your assignments, see: Finding Images

Examples

 

In-Text

Reference Entry

From Library Databases

Figure 1. From "Double Portrait of Andy Warhol," by O. Toscani, 1974, ARTstor. Copyright 1974 by Oliverio Toscani.  

Toscani, O. (1974). Double portrait of Andy Warhol [Photograph]. ArtStor. https://library-artstor-org.library.sheridanc.on.ca/asset/AMHOUSTONIG_10313876937

From a Public Website with a Title

Figure 2. From "Interior of Home in Pompeii, by R. Hawkins, 2008, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pompei_%2829%29.jpg. Copyright 2008 by Ralph Hawkins.

Hawkins, R. (2008). Interior of home in Pompeii [Photograph]. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pompei_%2829%29.jpg

From a Public Website without a Title

Figure 3. From [Multicolored abstract painting] by L. Huggins, 2019, https://unsplash.com/photos/AeT8VR7qss0  Copyright 2019 by Laurianne Huggins.  

Huggins, L. (2019). [Multicolored abstract painting]. Unsplash. https://unsplash.com/photos/AeT8VR7qss0 

From a Book

Figure 4. "The Scent of a Rose" by P. Livemont,1890. From Art nouveau (p. 177), by C. de la Bedoyere, 2005, London: Flame Tree Publishing.

Livemont, P. (1890). Scent of a rose [Painting]. In C. de la Bedoyere, Art nouveau (p. 177). Flame Tree Publishing.

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Your professor may have different citing expectations than library staff. Always check at the beginning of term and before starting assignments that the citing rules you are using are appropriate for your class.