Presenting and documenting images can be challenging, especially with the variety of new electronic resources now available.


The VRL staff can help you develop PowerPoint, Prezi and OIV presentations. Stop in for more information or email for an appointment to learn how to best use the tools available to you.

Citing Images

Many different style manuals exist so you should always ask your class instructor for the style appropriate for the course.

Citing Museum Sources

Basic Citation

Self_Portrait.jpgArtist Name
Title, Date
Repository, Museum or Owner, City or Country of Origin, Museum Accession Number

Vincent van Gogh
Self-Portrait, 1889
Oil on canvas
65 x 54.5 cm
© Musée d’Orsay, dist.RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt, RF 1949 17

Full Citation

AMICO_DETROIT_1039544080.jpgArtist Name , Artist Nationality and Dates
Title, Date of work
Medium, Dimensions
Museum Name and Location
Image Source and ID Number

Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853-1890
Self Portrait, 1887
Oil on canvas, 34.9 x 26.7 cm
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, USA
ARTstor: DIA_.22.13

Citing Internet Resources

Internet Resources: Articles

ARTSTOR_103_41822000694362.jpgTitle. Artist. Date of the Work. Image Source. Date of Citation. World Wide Web Site

Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe. Vincent van Gogh. 1889. ARTstor [online]. New York: New York. [cited 19 October 2016]. Available from World Wide Web:(

Internet Resources: Databases


Title. Artist’s Name. Date of the Work. Image Source. Date of Citation. Electronic Database

Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear. Vincent van Gogh. 1889. In ARTstor [database online]. [cited 19 October 2016]. Available from ARTstor, Inc., New York, New York.