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Citing Images
« on: January 27, 2013, 10:50:28 am »

I have to cite ten stock images from an art website, and I'm not clear on how to do this correctly. Can you please tell me how I would cite this image: http://jasonaaronbaca.deviantart.com/art/01-Jason-Aaron-Baca-Promo1-303702532

Thank you,



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Re: Citing Images
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 04:25:40 pm »
Thank you, Dawn, for your email and link: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/9/.

I'm still confused about the proper citation because the image is not art or a random photo, it's stock, for use in art, advertising, book covers, etc. The closest instruction I found is as follows:

Digital Files (PDFs, MP3s, JPEGs)

Determine the type of work to cite (e.g., article, image, sound recording) and cite appropriately. End the entry with the name of the digital format (e.g., PDF, JPEG file, Microsoft Word file, MP3). If the work does not follow traditional parameters for citation, give the author’s name, the name of the work, the date of creation, and the medium of publication. Use Digital file when the medium cannot be determined.

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Moonlight Sonata. Crownstar, 2006. MP3.

Smith, George. “Pax Americana: Strife in a Time of Peace.” 2005. Microsoft Word file.

Council of Writing Program Administrators, National Council of Teachers of English, and National Writing Project. Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing. CWPA, NCTE, and NWP, 2011. PDF file.

 Bentley, Phyllis. “Yorkshire and the Novelist.” The Kenyon Review 30.4 (1968): 509-22. JSTOR. PDF file.

So based on that, should my citation look like this?

Baca, Jason. Jason Aaron Baca Promo. Deviantart. 2013

I'm confused about whether or not the link should be added, and how the website should be presented, because deviantart is hosting these stock images. I'm shocked that this question isn't more popular here, given that this is an Art Institute, where most of us artists use some sort of reference when creating an art project. Any help on this is greatly appreciated.




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Re: Citing Images
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 06:39:53 am »
Per the digital file samples, while you have author info, you will need to include the title of the work itself (in quotation marks) along with title of the website (properly formatted), and type of file. Follow the examples shown in the link.

B. Szumsky