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Finding and Using Images: Evaluate & Cite Images

Tips for finding images for research and creative projects

Image Citation

Should I cite images?

  • Yes! In addition to citing written sources (like articles and books), it's good practice to cite image sources as well.

How do I cite images?

  • The handout below, developed by the Writers' Studio, provides guidelines for image citation that are widely accepted at SCAD. The style manuals for APA, MLA, Chicago and Turabian styles can also be consulted regarding image citation.

Image Analysis

Learn what questions to ask when analysing different types of artwork with the interactive tool created by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

Image Anatomy

T2i - Fish by @Doug888 (CC BY-NC-SA)

Learn about Pixel, Resolution, File Size, Compression & File Format from the University of California/Irvine Libraries.

Books on Evaluating Images

Image Research

Visual Literacy: Why We Need It

Brian Kennedy, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College speaks about the necessity for visual literacy.