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APA citation style: Images

A guide to using the APA 6th edition referencing system for in-text citations and reference lists.

APA examples: Images



Material Type

In-Text Citation

Reference List & Notes

Image original:
Citation only in text

(Van Gogh, 1888)

Van Gogh, V. (1888). Van Gogh's Chair [Painting]. London: The National Gallery.

Image reproduction: Citation only in-text

...the painting 'Mona Lisa' (Gombrich, 1995, p. 203) ...

Gombrich, E. H. (1995). The story of art (16th ed.). London: Phaidon.

Image used in text: Electronic database

(Primal Pictures, 2009)

Primal Pictures. (2009). Regional anatomy: Head and neck: Meninges (layer 4, frame 19) [Image]. Retrieved from

Image used in text:
Freely available online

(linzart120, 2008)

linzart120 (2008). Illusions [Image]. Retrieved from

If no artist name is available, use the first few words of the image title