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Research Guides

Citation Handouts: Quick Reference Guides

These guides show examples of citation formatting for  APA (American Psycholgical Association), Chicago, CSE (Council of Science Editors) and MLA (Modern Language Association).  Check with your professor to verify which style you should use for your assignments.

UW-Supported Citation Managers

These are web-based personal citation databases and bibliography creators that allow you to import, store, and share your research citations and automatically format your bibliographies into whatever style you need (APA, MLA, Chicago, and many more). See the chart on this page for a comparison of the products listed below.

Tutorials: Working with Citation Tools

Citing Images

Images must be cited like all other resources. If you use an image you did not create, you must provide a citation. Images should be cited in all cases, even if the image is very small, or in the public domain. The citation should be accessible in the context of the image's use (within a Powerpoint presentation, on a web page, in a paper, etc.).

Image citations should include the following information at a minimum:

  • Title
  • Creator name
  • Repository information (museum, library, or other owning institution)
  • Image source (database, website, book, postcard, vendor, etc.)
  • Date accessed

It is also useful to include date, culture, and rights information, if known.

Citations can be formatted according to the citation style you are using.

More on citing images...