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Referencing - BU Harvard: Images or Photographs

Referencing Images or Photos

Important Notes:

Instructions how to reference an image or photograph

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Referencing an online image or photograph: details, order and format

Referencing image or photo

Instructions for referencing an online image or photograph

photographs and images accessed online

 

Inserting and citing figures (e.g. table, diagram, chart, graph, map, picture, image, illustration, photograph, screenshot etc.) in the main text of your work:

The example above is a photograph, so you could copy and insert the photograph into your work adding this citation underneath it:

[PHOTOGRAPH OF MEMORIAL WOULD BE INSERTED HERE FOR EXAMPLE]

Figure 1: Brownsea Island Charles van Raalte memorial (Downer 2009)

Referring to figures in the main text of your work (following instructions from the 'Citing in the Text' tab of this guide, point 6)

Use the figure number, so in the example used above you would approach it like this for example:

  • e.g. Figure 1 shows a photograph of Brownsea Island …

If you had taken the photograph yourself, you would indicate that in the citation:

  • e.g. Figure 2: Brownsea Island (personal collection).

Referencing a figure at the end of your work

<Online image or photograph

Organisation/Photographer/Artist’s Surname/Family Name, INITIALS., Year. Title of image [type of image]. Place of publication: Publisher (of online image, if available). Available from: URL [Accessed Date].

  • e.g. Downer, C., 2009. Brownsea Island Charles van Raalte memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1445875.jpg [photograph]. Dorset: geography.org.uk. Available from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brownsea_Island,_Charles_van_Raalte_memorial_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1445875.jpg [Accessed 28 August 2016].

Referencing a print image or photograph: details, order and format

Referencing image or photo

Instructions for referencing a print image or photograph

Organisation/Photographer/Artist’s Surname/Family Name, INITIALS., Year. Title of image [type of image]. Place of publication: Publisher if available. Collection Details if available (Collection, Document number, Geographical Town/Place: Name of Library/Archive/Repository).

  • e.g. McNally, K., 1974. Primary 7 children from Bangor Central Primary School display their ‘Let’s look at Ulster’ project on the early settlement of Beannchor [photograph]. Antrim: Ulster Television. ITA/IBA/Cable Authority archive, 5023/9, Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.