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THEATRE 301 - Western Theatre History

Images Deserve Credit, Too!

The images you include in your research must be captioned in MLA Style.  Here are the basic elements.  The first 6 relate specifically to the content of the image or illustration.  If your image content is not a work of art, you may not need all 6.  After identifying the content of the image, you need to identify the source, in other words: where you got the image from.  Use the list on the left to identify images from a book.  Use the list on the right to identify images from a web site.


  1. Title of Book.
  2. Author or editor.
  3. City:
  4. Publisher,
  5. Year of publication.
  6. Page number, figure number or plate number.
  7. Medium of reproduction.
  1. Content information plus:
  2. Title of Web Site.
  3. Web.
  4. Date of access (day, month, year).
  5. <URL is optional>.


Picasso, Pablo.  Homme au chapeau de paille et au cornet de glace.  1936.  Oil on canvas.  Musée Picasso, Paris.  Web.   17 June 2011. <>

  1. Artist's name
  2. Title
  3. Year of composition
  4. Medium
  5. Institution or private collection that houses the work
  6. City
  7. Medium of publication
  8. Date accessed
  9. URL (optional)

Brandt, Lydia Mattice. “The Palladian Window at the Center of the New Room.” The Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington. The George Washington Presidential Library. Web. 10 Feb. 2017.

  1. Author's name
  2. "Image Title"
  3. Source Title
  4. Institution
  5.   Medium of publication
  6.   Date accessed
  7.   URL (optional)



Demonstration of Labeling and Citing an Image in MLA Style

from Brooke Buford at Lone Star College-Montgomery Library

THET 301 Module 5 -- MLA Image Captions