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APA Citation Style, 6th Edition: Images

APA Citation Style


(THIS Libguide IS FOR APA 6th edition, click here to visit our new APA 7th edition Libguide)

APA uses the same basic principles for citing all types of images (pictures, graphs, charts, drawings, maps, etc.).

General Format:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Creator's Last Name, year)

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Creator's Last Name, year, page number)


Creator's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of image: Subtitle. [Online image]. Retrieved from URL


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East Carolina University
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Subjects: Nursing

Helpful Tips

If you are citing an image from a print resource, follow the citation guidelines for a book or journal article.

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