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Images: finding, using and referencing

Academic use of images

Images within the text

 

Banksy image - Shop until you drop

Alternatives:

Fig. 1. Shop until you drop (Banksy, 2011)

Fig. 1. Banksy (2011) Shop until you drop

 

Just be consistent…

 

Image sources within the reference list (online sources)

In-text citation

(Banksy, 2011)

Reference list or bibliography entry

Banksy (2011) Shop until you drop. Available from
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shop_Until_You_Drop_by_Banksy.JPG [accessed 2 November 2018]

Monet, C. (1886) Flood waters. London: The National Gallery. Available from http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/claude-monet-flood-waters [accessed 30 June 2015]

Image sources within the reference list (from books)

In-text citation

(Rodchenko, 1936, 107)

Reference list or bibliography entry

Rodchenko, A. (1936) Ready for work and defence. In: W.A. Ewing (ed.) (2000) The century of the body: 100 photoworks 1900-2000. London: Thames & Hudson, 107.

 

List of Illustrations

  • Either at the start of an essay or report or at the end, before the List of References.
  • Unlike other references, the images/illustrations not listed alphabetically, but in the order they appear in the work.

 

In the text: (see fig. 1.) (Banksy, 2011) or Banksy (2011)

In the List of Illustrations:

Figure 1. Banksy (2011) Shop until you drop. [Graffitti Art] Available from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shop_Until_You_Drop_by_Banksy.JPG [accessed 2 November 2018]

Referencing images tips

  • If you refer to an image from a printed source (e.g. book), you must reference the source.
  • Check with your tutor for specific criteria, e.g. a list of images or illustrations as an appendix.
  • It is not necessary to provide a reference for an image you have created yourself.

Keeping track

•Record the details when you find the article/book etc.
•Use RefWorks 
  • Bibliographic management tool - automatically generates citations and bibliographies for your assignments
  • Accessible via the Library website
  • You will need to register the first time you use it
  • Export book references from the Library website
  • Export journal article references from Library databases
  • Set up Google Scholar to export references
  • https://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/find/reference-management