Answered By: Sarah Purcell
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2017     Views: 16

When you use an image in your work, it should be referenced. Usually, if the image itself is included in your work, you give it a caption which includes an author/date reference e.g. 

Figure 1: this is a title for the image (Bloggs 2016) 

(This is applicable to Harvard style.)

A full reference for the source is included in your reference list, as per referencing style guidelines. (You may also be required to produce a table of figures for longer reports like independent studies; please check your module guidance on this.)

More information on referencing visual sources is available on the Cite Them Right website (and book), under Media and Art, and illustrations et al.

If you are using images from the Web, reference them from the original webpage, not Google Images. Images available for use under a Creative Commons (CC) licence can be found on sites such as Pixabay and Flickr Creative Commons.  See our FAQ on using CC images for an example of how to reference them.