How do I reference an artistic work?
- References or citations should be complete and of a professional standard.
- Creators of artistic works have a moral right to be attributed for their work.
An example of a poor reference:
An example of a good reference:
Source: Dorothea Lange 1936, 'Destitute peapickers in California; a 32 year old mother of seven children. February,' United States, viewed 28 May 2015, <http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/128_migm.html>
For more examples of how to attribute images (particularly Creative Commons images), see this PowerPoint presentation:
But how do I find the original photo in order to reference it?
- Sites such as Pinterest (see above) are handy, but too often the source information (such as the photographer's name) has been stripped from the thumbnail.
- This can be frustrating when attempting to correctly attribute.
- referencing just the Pinterest URL is not usually sufficient, as it does not include the photographer's name or other source details
- Try a reverse image search such as the one provided by Google.
- if you use Chrome as your web browser, it’s as simple as right-clicking an image and selecting the 'Search Google for this image' option in the drop-down menu