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Communications & Speech Research Guide: Images & Videos

A guide to resources for choosing a speech topic, presentation tips, and information sources for speech and interpersonal communication topics.

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How to cite images

In MLA and APA styles, you must cite any image that you did not create yourself. Ask at the Reference Desk for more help.

MLA example:

Creator (if known). Title. [In brackets if made up]. Date. Web Site Title. Web. Access date.
Calley, Marjorie. [Springer Spaniel]. 2009. Dog Breeds. Web. 25 July 2011.

Matisse, Henri. Purple Robe and Anenomes. 1937. The Baltimore Museum of Art. Web. 17 July 2011.

APA example:

Creator of image (if known). (Year). Title [In brackets if made up] [Medium]. Retrieved from URL
Smith, S. (2014). Apollo 11 liftoff [Photograph]. Retrieved from

Biologists taking samples [Image]. (2009). Retrieved from
(Note: This is an example with an unknown creator.)

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