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Images: APA

APA Tips

According to APA, images require a Copyright Statement and a corresponding Reference List Entry.   
For more information, see Navigating Copyright for Reproduced Images: Part 4.  Writing the Copyright Statement.

APA Captions

Copyright statements appear at the end of a caption or in the case of a PowerPoint slide, at the bottom of the slide.

Public Domain Image
From "Title of Image," by A. N. Author, year (http://url).  In the public domain.  
Multnomah Falls with the caption Figure 1: Multnomah Falls along the Columbia River in Oregon.  From "Multnomah Falls from the Base," by D. Benbinnick, 2006 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Multnomah_Falls_from_the_base.jpg).  In the public domain.

 

PowerPoint Slide
PowerPoint slide with Multnomah Falls image and copyright statement at the bottom of the slide that states From "Multnomah Falls from the Base," by D. Benbinnick, 2006 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Multnomah_Falls_from_the_base.jpg).  In the public domain.

 

Creative Commons Licensed Image
From "Title of Image," by A. N. Author, year (http://url).  Creative Commons License abbreviation.  
Houses of Parliament with the caption Figure 2: Aerial view of the Houses of Parliament in London, UK.  From “Houses of Parliament, London,” by P. Szekely, 2004 (https://www. flickr.com/photos/pedrosz/5243412032). CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

 

Copyright protected image in a Fair Use application 
From "Title of Image," by A. N. Author, year (http://url).  Copyright [year] by Name of Copyright Holder.    
Hydraulic Fracturing with the caption Figure 3: The process of hydraulic fracturing.  From "Hydraulic Fracturing," by A. Greenberg, 2008 (https://www.propublica.org/ article/hydraulic-fracturing-national).  Copyright [2008] by Pro Publica.

APA In-Text Citations

Templates:
(Author's Last Name, year)

Author took a picture of ...(year).

In year, Author took a picture of...

Examples:
(Benvinnick, 2006)

In Figure 2, Szekely's view of the Houses of Parliament provides an aerial perspective (2004).

In 2008, Greenberg created a diagram illustrating the process of hydraulic fracturing.

APA Reference List Entries

Reference list entries appear at the end of your document or slide presentation. 

Template (Second/third lines of references should be indented):
Author, A. N. (year, Month day). Title of image [Image].  Retrieved from http://url

No author
Title of image [Image]. (year, Month day).  Retrieved from http://url

Examples:
Benvinnick, D. (2006, April 25).  Multnomah Falls from the base.  Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Multnomah_Falls_from_
the_base.jpg

Szekely, P.  (2004, July 4).  Houses of Parliament, London.  Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosz/5243412032

Greenberg, A.  (2008, November 13).  Hydraulic fracturing.  Retrieved from https://www.propublica.org/article/hydraulic-fracturing-national