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MLA images citation

The intention of this citation machine is to help students by using MLA citation generator , APA or any other format and appropriately credit creators of works of visual art used in their research. This not only helps authors avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement, but also helps readers successfully locate the same resource. Image citations can be confusing at times, so just keep in mind:

The citation of an original work of visual art differs from the citation of an image/reproduction from a secondary source, such as a rewiev, chapter or a scholarly journal.

You may not always be able to find each source detail mentioned in the format guidelines. Just do your best to provide as much information as possible in your citations.

To create MLA image citation you will have to provide:

  • Artist’s name,
  • Title of artwork,
  • Date (year),
  • Medium (if applicable),
  • Name of institution/private collection housing artwork,
  • City where institution/private collection is located.

Those data applicable in order to cite an original work of visual art, typically it varies depending whether it is reproduction of a work of visual art from a print source or reproduction of a work of visual art from the web etc.  

Don’t get overwhelmed by the process and details of citations! Just remember that MLA guidelines are designed to be flexible, and the more research and writing you do, the task of building different types of citations will become less daunting.