Subject Guides

Art & Architectural History

Guide to resources in art and architectural history.

Image Citation + Copyright Assessment

No matter where you get your image (Google image search, ARTstor, museum website, scan from a book) or how you use it (Power Point, in a paper for class, a flyer), you MUST provide a citation for every image you use. This is as simple as adding the URL to the bottom of the digital image. See the Using Images guide for more detailed information.

Make sure to provide as much information as possible, including:

  • Title
  • Author or Creator name
  • Repository information (museum, library, or other owning institution)
  • Image source (database, website, book, postcard, vendor, etc.)
  • Date accessed

If you are using a specific citation for a paper, e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago Style, the formatting for citing images can be adjusted to each style.

Use the sources below to help you cite images or determine copyright:

Image Databases

... take a peek: Artstor is now available in its new home on JSTOR!

When you search for images on JSTOR, you can now find Artstor's 3.2+ million licensed images and more than 800 additional collections alongside JSTOR's books and journal articles.

They have also made it easy to organize and annotate the content you find on JSTOR, and export, present, or share it from there.

Institutional Image Collections + Open Access Images