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Revolution!: Citing Images

A guide to help Grade 9 students in their research on revolutions.


There are some simple rules that all grade levels should follow when referencing:

  • Use the title ‘Reference List’ not Bibliography.
  • Do not use separate lists for books/websites/movies etc. They are all together in the same list alphabetically.
  • Do not number or bullet the references
  • Use the correct format for each type of source (see guides below).
  • Always indent after the first line (in Pages use: Layout>Indents>Left 1cm).
  • List all the references in alphabetical order.

Using Copyrighted Images

Images are generally copyrighted. This means that, in order to use them, you should be getting the permission of the creator of the material. However, there are some sources for copyright-free or public domain images, such as Britannica Image Quest

You can also use Creative Commons (CC) images, which the creator gives you the right to use, just make sure to attribute them properly (see box below).

There are lots of websites that only use CC licensed or public domain images, such as Wikipedia and Flickr. Bing and Google searches also have the option to only show you CC licensed images in their image search, or you can use the CC Search Commons.

Citing Creative Commons Images

When using Creative Commons images in your paper, you should caption the photo with the following:

"The name of the photo" by The Creator of the Photo, licensed under CC by Version

For example:

"Anguilla-aerial view western portion" by Roy Googin (Own work) is licensed under CC BY 3.0 
Sometimes there will be additional requirements, make sure to read through the information before you use the photo.

Citing Information

Here's a website I used to learn how to cite images.


My citation for the website would look like this:
Best practices for attribution. (2014, March 5). Retrieved March 30, 2015, from

APA 6 - Quick Guide