What is the purpose of use? Would the image be published? To be posted online?
Would it be used commercially? Or non-profit? Classroom use only?
Image downloaded from the Internet:
|Is it in copyright? Ask the Genie.
Consult the Copyright Genie
Image scanned from a book/pubication:
Making digital images from a publication is only allowed under Fair Use of the U.S. Copyright Law. Make sure to write down the detailed information of the publication, then cite the source that you have scanned.
Check if your purpose of using the image is under Fair Use:
See also Understanding Image Licenses
Just like you cite texual source, you need to cite the source for any image in your paper, thesis or presentation.
When citing a digital image of an artwork or highly creative work, be aware that you need to cite both the physical object information, and the digital image source. The basic information for an artwork image should include:
- Artist's name
* The bold letters indicate the digital image source.
Example (for an image downloaded from the Web or database):
Rousseau, Henri. The Ship in the Storm. 1896. MusÈe de l'Orangerie, Paris, France. Retrieved May 4, 2015, from ARTstor (http://www.artstor.org), LESSING_ART_10310751655.
Example (for an image scanned from a publication):
Rousseau, Henri. The Ship in the Storm. 1896. Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris, France.
Fresches, Claire et al. Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2006, pg. 232. Print.
Full citations include the work's dimensions, material or medium, country of origin and provenance. Check also with your instructor which writing style (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) is preferred for your citations.
See more citation examples:
ARTstor also provides citation examples based on the standards by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
For moving image and sound citations:
ARTstor has an exporting feature for image citations, including exporting directly to citation tools such as EndNote or RefWorks. You can also save your image citations under your ARTstor account.
For more information about citing images from ARTstor, go to: ARTstor Help > Citing
The video below made by the Texas State University Library shows how to export image citations from ARTstor to RefWorks, which can apply to EndNote users.
The workshop "Digital Image Use 101" is held in the beginning of each semester. See the Prezi presentation to learn how to find and use images from the Internet. The handout is available for download above.
Designed for graduate students & faculty
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for workshops and tutorials.