What you need:

How you format your image citation will vary, depending on the style you use.  But there are some basic elements you will need to know to cite images in almost any style.  We will use this 1964 photograph of a dance contest at OSU, which is a print photograph that is also available in an online database, as an example:

black and white photograph of two Oregon State University students participating in a dance contest in 1964

 

ARTIST:  No photographer listed.

TITLE:  Dance contest

CREATION DATE:  December 1964

CITY: Corvallis, OR

INSTITUTION WHERE THE ITEM IS HOUSED:  Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives

URL:  http://digitalcollections.library.oregonstate.edu/

WEBSITE TITLE:  Best of the Archives

DATE ACCESSED:  August 27, 2014

 

Examples

MLADance Contest. December 1964. Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives, Corvallis, OR. Best of the Archives. Web. 27 Aug. 2014.
APADance contest [photograph]. (1964). Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.library.oregonstate.edu/

 

  

For more information

For more information about these citation styles, and citing different types of images, use the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):

MLA Style: Electronic images

How to cite art: APA Style Blog

Chicago Manual of Style: Online multimedia