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Caption: A reader should not have to refer to the text to understand the image. Explanatory text should include title, owner/artist and where the image is stored. In APA you must provide a copyright attribution in addition to citing item when you reproduce it in the body of your work. See Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2.12. p. 38.  For educational projects, look to instructor's instruction for further guidance.  

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Emery. A. (2016). Flamingo photograph. Licensed under Creative Commons Zero on



No Owner/Author/Creator? 

Determine if you can use image ethically. Did you find it via a search engine? Find the original source. Find images that have copyright and other information so that they can be used legally.


Consider these:

  1. Search FLICKR using Creative Commons license to suit your project. 
  2. Search Unsplash. All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash. 
  3. Search Pixabay.  All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required by Pixabay, but will be required by your Professor.
  4. Search Creative Commons. Select "modify, adapt, or build upon."
  5. Search Wikimedia Commons.

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Generate APA citations for Digital Images

Form Glossary


Extra notes about a source you are citing. Usually gives a brief summary and/or your thoughts about the source.

Date Accessed

When (month, day, year) the source was accessed or reviewed online.

Electronically Published

The month, day, and year a content piece was published electronically (as opposed to in print). Depending on the webpage, it may or may not be shown.

Place of Publication

Where the publisher of the source is. Usually refers to a city, state, or country.


Person or entity that supported the publishing or distribution of a work. For example, the publishing company of a book.


Indicators at the end of a name that tell us more about a person. This includes Jr., Esq., PhD, etc.


This is the name of the source. If no name exists, some citations ask for a description.


Web address for a page on the internet. is an example of a URL.


Manner or way a work was communicated or distributed. A few examples are:
  • E-book: Other - PDF, Powerpoint, MP4, etc.
  • Painting/Artwork - Oil on canvas, Lithograph on paper, Glass, etc.


An individual or group that contributed to the creation of the content you are citing. A translator, editor, producer, and inventor are a few examples.


Individual who created a work such as a book, digital image, article, blog, comic, podcast, play, poem, script, etc.

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