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January 16, 2009

How to cite multimedia objects


Just like you need to cite articles and other text resources, you need to cite visual images as well. Below are links to guides on how to cite different multimedia resources:

Art Museum Image Consortium Guide to citing art work

Library of Congress Guide to citing photographs

Library of Congress guide to citing sound pieces

Library of Congress guide to citing films

Library of Congress guide to citing illustrations

Library of Congress guide to citing special presentation or interactive media within website

Library of Congress guide to citing entire website

The above image is part of the Citation Needed sticker phenomena. It stems from its use on the popular cooperative community-edited encyclopedia, Wikipedia where it occurs when another user believes that a statement in an article needs a citation. Now here's an example of the proper citation for the image (as a photograph):

Mechtley, Matt. Existential Nonsense [Citation Needed]. 2008. Citation Needed Series June 25, 2008. MMechtley Photos. Flickr. 19 Dec. 2008 http://flickr.com/photos/mmechtley/2610907673/

Because the image is licensed as Attribution-Share Alike (see post on Creative Commons licenses), it means we are allowed to post it on our blog as long as we give credit where credit is due.

Posted by hthrlowe at January 16, 2009 02:56 PM

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