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Resources and best practices for image searching. Includes the basics of copyright, how to search, best resources, and citations.

MLA

Works Cited

"Title of Chart." Title, Publisher, Date. URL. 

In-Text Citation

("Title of Chart")

Sample

Works Cited

"Number of U.S. Bookstores: 1998-2019." Despite Our Love of All Things Electronic, Bookstores Still Relevant This Holiday Season, by Andrew W. Hait, United States Census Bureau, 15 Dec. 2021, https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2021/12/do-not-turn-the-page-on-bookstores.html.

In-Text Citation

("Number")

Works Cited

Description of ad. Title of Periodical, Date, Page.

In-Text Citation

(Description of ad)

 

Sample

Works Cited

TimberTech. Architectual Digest, July/Aug. 2022, p. 19.

In-Text Citation

(TimberTech)

Works Cited

Artist's Last Name, First Name. Title of Art. Year Created. Location.

Artist's Last Name, First Name. Title of Art. Year Created. Location. Title of Book, by First and Last Names, Publisher, Year of Publication, Page.

Artist's Last Name, First Name. Title of Art. Year Created. Title of Site. URL.

In-Text Citation

(Artist's Last Name)

 

 

Samples

Works Cited

Van Gogh, Vincent. Starry Night. 1889. New York.

Van Gogh, Vincent. Starry Night. 1889. New York. Experiences of Art: Reflections on Masterpieces, by Hilda Werschkul, ORO Editions, 2017, pp. 146-7.

Van Gogh, Vincent. Starry Night. 1889. Artnet Newshttps://news.artnet.com/art-world/3-things-about-vincent-van-goghs-starry-night-2020713.

In-Text Citation

(Van Gogh)

(Van Gogh 146-7)

Works Cited

Author's Last Name, First Name. Cartoon or "Title of Cartoon." Name of Periodical, Date. Page. 

Author's Last Name, First Name. Cartoon or "Title of Cartoon." Title of Site, Date. URL. 

In-Text Citation

(Last Name)

 

 

Samples

Works Cited

Trudeau, Garry. "Doonesbury."  Houston Chronicle, 14 Aug. 2022. p. A 16. 

Trudeau, Garry. "Doonesbury."  GoComics, 14 Aug. 2022. https://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2022/08/14.

In-Text Citation

(Trudeau, A 16)

(Trudeau)

This citation comes from the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook

 

Works Cited

Title of Map. Publisher, Publication date.

Map of City, State/Country. Google Maps, Copyright Date, maps.google.com. 

In-Text Citation

(Title of Map)

(Map of City, State/Country)

Samples

Works Cited

Columbus. Rand McNally, 2020.

Map of Columbus, Ohio. Google Maps, 2022, maps.google.com.

In-Text Citation

(Columbus)

(Map)

Works Cited

Last Name, First [handle]. "Title." Social Media Platform, Date, URL.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name)

Sample

Works Cited

Lone Star College- Kingwood [@lsc.kingwood]. "Safe Space Sessions." Facebook, 25 July 2022, https://www.facebook.com/LSC.Kingwood.

In-Text Citation

(Lone Star College-Kingwood)

Works Cited

Last Name, First. Description of Image. Instagram. Date, URL.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name)

 

Sample

Works Cited

Lonestar College Kingwood. Safe Space Sessions Invitation. Instagram. 26 July 2022. https://www.instagram.com/p/CgcPTt6um0D/.

In-Text Citation

(Lonestar College Kingwood)

Works Cited

Last Name, First. Title of Photo. Date of Composition, Institution that houses it, Institute Location.

Article Author's Last Name, First. Photograph of Title of Photo, "Title of Article," by Last Name, Article Publication Date. Title of Site, URL.

Photographer's Last Name, First. Title of Photograph. Date. Title of Site, URL.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name)

(Article Author's Last Name)

(Photographer's Last Name)

 

Samples

Works Cited

 

Parks, Gordon. Daytona Beach, Florida. Bethune-Cookman College. Students in the Library Reading Room. Jan 1943. Library of Congress,  Washington, D. C. 

 

In-Text Citation

(Parks)

Works Cited

Description of Slide. Class, taught by Professor's First and Last Name, Date of Class, School, Slide #. 

In-Text Citation:

(Description of Slide)

 

Sample

Works Cited

Iterative Process. Reference and Information Literacy Services, taught by Megan Oakleaf, 17 Oct 2017, Syracuse University, Slide 5.

In-Text Citation

(Iterative Process)

 

There is no "official" citation.

The following citation example is based on the infographic citation from MLA's 8th edition. You can also cite the article that has the infographic. 

 

Works Cited

Author. "Title." Organization, Date, URL. 

In-text Citation

(Author)

 

Sample

Works Cited

 

Dixon, Robyn. "What a School Library can do for You." SLAV, 2018, https://studentsneedschoollibraries.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SLAV_AdvocacyFlyer.pdf.

 

In-Text Citation

(Dixon)

[1.7] 

Place tables and illustrations as close as possible to the parts of the text to which they relate. A table is usually labeled Table, given an arabic numeral, and titled. Any other type of illustrative visual material--for example, a photograph, map, line drawing, graph, or chart--should be labled Figure (usually abbreviated Fig.), assigned an arabic numeral, and given a caption. 

APA

References

Author's Last Name, F. (Year). Title of Article or Description of Chart. Title of PublisherURL

In-Text Citation

(Last Name, Year)

 

Sample

References

Hait, A. W. (2021). Despite our love of all things electronic, bookstores still relevant this holiday season. United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2021/12/do-not-turn-the-page-on-bookstores.html

In-Text Citation

(Hait, 2021)

There is no "official" citation.

 

References

Artist's Last Name, F. (Year). Title of Art [Type of art]. Museum. City, ST, Country. URL

In-Text Citation

(Last Name, Year)

 

Sample

References

Van Gogh, V. (1889). Starry Night [Painting]. MoMA. New York, NY, United States. https://www.moma.org/collection/works/79802

In-Text Citation

(Van Gogh, 1889)

There is no "official" citation.

References

Author's Last Name, F or Company. (Year). Title of Map [Map]. or [Description of map]. Publication URL. Or Retrieved date, from URL

Google. (n.d). [Google Maps of Location]. Retrieved date, from URL

In-Text Citation

(Last name, year)

(Google, n.d.)

Samples

References

Rand McNally. (2020). Columbus [Map] (pp.81). 

Google. (n.d). [Google Maps of Columbus, Ohio]. Retrieved December 7, 2022, from https://www.google.com/maps/place/Columbus,+OH/@39.9826142,-83.2710139,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x883889c1b990de71 :0xe43266f8cfb1b533!8m2!3d39.9611755!4d-82.9987942

In-Text Citation

(McNally, 2020, p. 81)

(Google, n.d.)

References

Organization or Person's Last Name, F. (Date of Post). Title [Image]. Publisher. URL

In-Text Citation

(Last Name, Year)

 

Sample

References

Lone Star College-Kingwood. (25 July 2022). Safe Space Sessions [Image]. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/LSC.Kingwood

In-Text Citation

(Lone Star College-Kingwood, 2022)

References

Instagramer's Last Name, F. [@Handle]. (Date of Post). Title [Photograph]. Instagram. URL

In-Text Citation

(Last Name, Year)

 

Sample

References

Lonestar College Kingwood. [@lsc_kingwood]. (26 July 2022). Safe Space Sessions [Photograph]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/CgcPTt6um0D/

In-Text Citation

(Lonestar College Kingwood, 2022)

References

Photographer's Last Name, F. (Year). Title of Photo [Photograph]. or [Description of photograph]. Publication. URL

In-Text Citation

(Last Name, Year)

Sample

References

Parks, G. (1943). Daytona Beach, Florida. Bethune-Cookman College. Students in the Library Reading Room [Photograph]. https://www.loc.gov/resource/fsa.8d24709/

In-Text Citation

(Parks, 1943)

References

Professor's Last Name, F. (Date). Title of Lecture [Power Point Slides]. or [Description of Lecture]. Department or Publication. URL

In-Text Citation

(Last name, Year, Slide #)

 

Sample

References

Oakleaf, M. (2017) The Reference Interview [Power Point Slides]. School of Information Studies. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/syr-mac/prod/IST+605+Reference+and+Information+Literacy+Services+/PDFs/Week+2/IST605-Week+2-The+Reference+Interview+FINAL.pdf

In-Text Citation

(Oakleaf, 2017, Slide 5)

References

Author's Last Name, F. & Last Name, F. (Year). Title or Description [Infographic]. Publication/Site. URL 

In-Text Citation

(Last name, year)

Sample

References

Dixon, R. (2018). What a School Library can do for You [Inforgraphic].SLAV. https://studentsneedschoollibraries.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SLAV_AdvocacyFlyer.pdf

In-Text Citation

(Dixon, 2018)

7.5 Referring to Tables and Figures in the Text

In the text, refer to every table and figure by its number--known as a callout. When you call out a table or figure, also tell readers what to look for in that table or figure. Do not write "the table above" (or "below") or "the figure on page 32." Referring to tables and figures rather than by location on the page also helps readers who access a work using assistive technologies such as screen readers.


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