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APA Style -6th edition

This guide provides resources for learning how to cite your sources using APA Style guidelines.

Image from an Electronic Source

Images in text are also generally accompanied by a caption that includes copyright information and a statement of permission for use. Please check with your instructor to see if this is necessary.

General Format
  • In-text citation, araphrase OR quotation: (Artist's surname, year)
  • Reference list citation: Artist's surname, Initial(s). (Year). Title of the artwork [Format]. Retrieved from URL


  • In-text citation, paraphrase: (da Vinci, c. 1503–1519)
  • In-text citation, quotation: (da Vinci, c. 1503–1519)

Reference list citation:

da Vinci, L. (c. 1503–1519). Mona Lisa [image]. Retrieved from


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