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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.

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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