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HU2830 Public Speaking & Multimedia: Home

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Find Multimedia

In addition to the resources listed below, several library databases include the option to search for images. Be sure to look for images that you are able to use and/or to cite images you use.

How do I cite an image?

The basic APA citation style for an image retrieved online is as follows:

Artist Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of work [Format]Retrieved from URL (address of web site)

There are going to be variations if there are multiple artists, no artists, no title, etc. Please take a look at the Purdue OWL or the APA Style Manual for more details.

The basic MLA citation style for an image retrieved online looks like this:

Artist Last Name, First Name. "Title of the Picture." Title of the Site, Date, URL. Date Accessed. 

The in-text citation would look like: (Author's Last Name or "Title of the Picture")

Similarly to APA, there might be variations if there are many artists (or none), no title, etc. Purdue OWL is a great place to start, or you can consult your copy of the MLA Style Guide. 

Select Databases

Databases are collections of resources (research articles, book chapters, news sources, etc.) If the databases below don't look like they contain quite what you need, go to the Databases page of the library website. Here you can look for other databases by topic. Some images contain some multimedia.