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MLA Guide

This guide contains information to help you cite your sources in MLA format.

Citing an Image from the Web

Format: Creator(s). “Title of Image.” Website Title in Italics, Website Publisher (if different than title), Date, URL.

Example: “Kim Kardashian.” Vanity Fair, Condé Nast, 11 Jan. 2004, www.vanityfair.com.

Example 2: Lange, Dorothea. "Migrant Mother." Prints & Photographs Reading Room Collection, Library of Congress, 11 Jan. 2004, montevideo.usembassy.gov.

*Note: For images without titles, create a descriptive title in plain text – no italics, no quotes.
*Note: Italicize titles of formal art work.
*Note: Image URLs should be from the actual website that hosts the image. Be careful with this. If you use Google or another search engine to find the image, if you copy the URL it may give you Google's search URL rather than the actual URL of the image's website.

Citing an Image from a Database

Format: Creator(s). "Title of Image." Title of Source (if given), Publisher, Date, Database Name.

Example: Johnson, Clinton. "Boston Street Scene." Library of Congress, 1895, Credo Reference.

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