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APA Style: Basics

This guide is intended to help you cite sources in APA style, avoid plagiarism, learn what APA style is and includes, find examples of APA style, lead you to campus resources that can help you cite sources in APA, and more.

Images & Artwork


NOTE: Don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines. 

Use the following format to cite all types of museum artwork, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, drawings, and installations.

General Format

Artist, A. A. (year). Title of work [Medium]. Museum Name, Museum Location.

For Example

Monet, C. (1900). The water lily pond [Painting]. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, United States.

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Monet, 1900)

OR

Monet (1900)

However, if you did not see the painting in person, but rather found the image online through the museum's website the format would be as follows.

General Format

Artist, A. A. (year). Title of work [Medium]. Museum Name, Museum Location. https://xxxxxx

For Example

Monet, C. (1900). The water lily pond [Painting]. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, United States. https://collections.mfa.org/objects/33697

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Monet, 1900)

OR

Monet (1900)

General Format

Artist, A. A. (year). Title of infographic [Infographic]. Source. https://xxxxxx

For Example

Hostetler, K. (n.d.). Five takeaways from PIL: What can we learn about how college students seek information? [Infographic]. Project Information Literacy. https://projectinfolit.org/pil-public-v1/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/acrl_presentation_infographic.jpg

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Hostetler, n.d.)

OR

Hostetler (n.d.)

General Format

Map Found Online (e.g. Maps found in the David Rumsey Historical Map collection)

Author, A. A. (Date). Title of map [Map]. Source. https://xxxxxx

Dynamically Created Maps (e.g. Interactive maps like Google Maps that do not have a title. In this case you should describe the map in brackets and included a retrieval date)

Google. (n.d.). [Google Maps directions for driving from location to location]. Retrieved Date, from https://xxxxxx

For Example

Nelson, R. K., Winling, L., Marciano, R., & Connolly, N. (n.d.). Mapping inequality: Redlining in New Deal America 1935-1940 [Map]. University of Richmond, Digital Scholarship Lab. http://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/redlining

Google. (n.d.). [Google Maps directions for driving from Boston, MA to Sanibel, FL]. Retrieved January 16, 2020, from https://goo.gl/maps/aBdZNBDJUsZY7AkS7

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Nelson et al., n.d.)

OR

Nelson et al. (n.d.)


(Google, n.d.)

OR

Google (n.d.)

General Format

Photographer, A. A. (Date). Title of photograph [Photograph]. Source. https://xxxxxx

For Example

Krishnan, A. (2018). Red-fronted lemur [Photograph]. Smithsonian. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/detail/natural-world/red-fronted-lemur/

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Krishnan, 2018)

OR

Krishnan (2018)

General Format

PowerPoint Slides found Online (e.g. SlideShare, a company's website, etc.)

Author, A. A. (Date). Title of slides [PowerPoint slides]. Source. https://xxxxxx

PowerPoint Slides found on Brightspace (e.g. PowerPoint Slides found in your course, created by SNHU, your professor or instructor, or a fellow student)

Author, A. A. (Date). Title of slides [PowerPoint slides]. Brightspace. https://xxxxxx

For Example

Schmidt, E. (2014). How Google works [PowerPoint slides]. SlideShare. https://www.slideshare.net/ericschmidt/how-google-works-final-1

Southern New Hampshire University. (n.d.). Social media and marketing communications: Written/Oral project outline [PowerPoint slides]. Brightspace. https://learn.snhu.edu/d2l/lp/auth/saml/login

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Schmidt, 2014)

OR

Schmidt (2014)


(Southern New Hampshire University, n.d.)

OR

Southern New Hampshire University (n.d.)