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Posters and Signs: Adding and Crediting Images

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Citing Images

If you are using images, figures, and/or tables that are not your own creation, give credit to your sources.

For further guidance on including and citing tables and figures choose a link based on your citation style:

APA - Audiovisual Media

MLA Tables and Figures

Chicago Manual of Style

If you need help citing an image, table, or figure, ask a librarian!

Images used as figures

Adapted from Harvard (

Whether you include any image/diagram or visuals in your essay, thesis or work, that is not your own creation you must include a reference. (Note. If the source you are getting the image from has a preferred way of citing use the format suggested or adapted to fit the citation style you are using.)

Example with Caption:

 RMIT Buildings - Brunswick Campus

Figure 1: RMIT Buildings - Brunswick Campus (Margund Sallowsky 2006)

Note: Figures should be numbered and labelled with a simple caption and positioned directly under the image.

Then in the body of your text and Reference list follow the examples below:

Figure 1 (Margund Sallowsky 2006) shows the innovative building design at Brunswick Campus.......

Note: Just include the Author and Date for In-text reference.

Reference list: 
Sallowsky, M 2006, RMIT buildings - Brunswick campus, digital image, RMIT University, Melbourne, viewed 12 January 2012, <;ID=218ujxd8tspl1>.

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