Reproducing Images, Charts, Tables & Graphs
Reproducing happens when you copy or recreate an image, table, graph or chart that is not your original creation. If you reproduce one of these works in your assignment, you must create a note underneath the image, chart, table or graph to show where you found it.
Citing Information From an Image, Chart, Table or Graph
If you refer to information from an image, chart, table or graph, but do not reproduce it in your paper, create a citation both in-text and on your Reference list.
If the information is part of another format, for example a book, magazine article, encyclopedia, etc., cite the work it came from. For example if information came from a table in an article in National Geographic magazine, you would cite the entire article.
If you are only making a passing reference to a well known image, you would not have to cite it, e.g. describing someone as having a Mona Lisa smile.
Each image you reproduce should be assigned a figure number, starting with number 1 for the first image used in the assignment.
Images may not have a set title. If this is the case give a description of the image where you would normally put the title.
When reproducing images, include copyright information in the citation if it is given, including the year and the copyright holder. Copyright information on a website may often be found at the bottom of the home page.
When you show a PowerPoint or other visuals in an oral presentation, you need to provide a caption to cite your source as you speak
MLA guidelines for illustrative visual material other than tables (photos, maps, graph, chart, line drawing, etc.):
Fig.1. Dorothea Lange. "Toward Los Angeles, California." 1937. Library of Congress: Farm Security Administration.
MLA guidelines for tables:
Table 1 Title of Table, Capitalized.
|Year||Option 1||Option 2|
Source information for the table. If the caption provides complete bibliographic information about the source and the source is not otherwise cited in the text, no entry is needed for the source in the works cited list
a. Any notes about the information presented in the table.