When you're writing about an image or multimedia piece in a paper or presentation, you should provide the following pieces of information in the caption and in the bibliography...if you have a list of works of art cited:
If you're just referring to the piece in your paper, use
the first time you mention it, and just the creator and title thereafter.
The library subscribes to or has built a number of image databases that are excellent sources of images you can download and add to your papers and other projects. You need to keep in mind that some of them have licensing restricts that prohibit the re-publication (including open web publishing, such as on a blog or on social networking sites) of images you download. There are also quite a few digital collections that are free and open on the web. Use the links below to get more information about how best to use ARTstor and suggestions for further online resources.
An illustrated book will have at least one of the following terms in the Description field:
ill. (for "illustrated"), maps, pl. (plates), col. (color), plans
Here are two examples:
x, 414 p. illus., diagrs., 23 col. plates. tables. 26 cm.
71 p. illus., 9 pl., 2 col. maps. 25 cm.
Commonly-used subject headings include:
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Image: Demonstration of drying foods in the Syracuse Thrift Kitchen, ca. 1915.