Citing Google Images in MLA

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Citing an Image

To cite an image found through Google using the image-search function, you must identify the website where the image was posted. Then, cite the image like you would if you found it through the original website where it was posted. If the image has no official title, create a short description of your own.

Image Citation Template (MLA 9):

Artist Last Name, First name (if available). “Title of image” or your own description of the image. Title of the website where it was originally published,* date it was published (if available), URL.

*Note: Make sure you use the name of the website where the image is posted, not just Google.

Image Citation Example (MLA 9):

Elephant next to a car. The London Telegraph, 13 May 2008,



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