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APA Style (6th ed)



NOTE: This page reflects the old version of the APA Publication Manual (6th ed). If you require the current version, please see APA Style (7th 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




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]. Retrieved from

From a Public Website

Figure 2. From "Interior of Home in Pompeii, by R. Hawkins, 2008, Copyright 2008 by Ralph Hawkins.

Hawkins, R. (2008). Interior of home in Pompeii [Photograph]. Retrieved from

From a Book

Figure 3. "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). London, England: Flame Tree Publishing.

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See the Publication Manual: 7.07 Audiovisual Media and 5.20 Principles of Figure Use and Construction

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.