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APA, MLA and Chicago Style

Citation styles are a set of formatting and documentation often used in the arts and humanities.  Different disciplines use different styles.  Be sure to check with your professor about which style to use. 

Style refers to:

  • The format and structure of your paper
  • How you cite your sources in the text
  • How to create a Works Cited page at the end of your paper

Citing Images

Citing images can be tricky.  To cite an image/reproduction of a work of visual art, follow this format:

For an image from an electronic source:

Author (Role of Author). (Year image was created). Title of work. [Type of Work]. Retrieved from URL
Smith, Z. (Painter). (2008). One hundred more years [Painting]. Retrieved from <>
Sayer, L. (Photographer). (2007). Nurse log. [Digital Image]. Retrieved from


Artist's name, Title of Work. Date. Materials, Dimentions of work. Museum name and location. Available from database. URL. Date of access.
Fig 1. Caravaggio, The Denial of Saint Peter. Early 15th Century. Oil on Canvas, 94 x 125.4 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Avalable from: ARTstor, http;// (accessed 14 July, 2015).