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DEN126 Dental Hygiene II: Writing & Citation Support

The Writing Center

APA Style

How to Cite Images

Fractured tooth

Heilman, J. (2012).  A broken upper front tooth showing the pink of the pulp [Image/JPEG].
Retrieved from wiki/File:Fracturedtooth.jpg

The basic citation style for an image is:

Name of image creator, A. A. (Year image was made). Title of image in italics [medium of image - i.e file type]. Retrieved from https://.....

How do I find out more information about my image?

  • In Chrome, right-click on the image, and choose Inspect
  • In the frame that appears on the right, the information about the image is displayed and highlighted
  • Use the alt= information as the title of the image (if none other is given on the Web page itself), and use the ending of the file name as the medium (see examples below)
  • You can most likely use either the URL for the Web page on which the image appears, or you can right-click on the image and choose Copy image address to get the URL for just the image


  • Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) files ending in .jpg would be [Image/JPEG]
  • Portable Network Graphics (PNG) files ending in .png would be [Image/PNG]
  • Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) files ending in .gif would be [Image/GIF]
  • Bitmap (BMP) files ending in .bmp would be [Image/BMP]
  • Tagged Image File Format (TIFF or TIF) files ending in .tif would be [Image/TIFF]