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Tips for Citing CC Image in APA Style

For the image that requires attribution, both figure note & a reference list entry for the image in the reference list are required to be included in your presentation.

An APA Style copyright attribution should contain the following information.

  1. Title
  2. Author
  3. Year of publication
  4. Source of the material

Here is an example:

Figure Note (Copyright Attribution Information)
within the Presentation

Figure 1. Lava the Sled Dog

Note: From Lava the Sled Dog [Photograph], by Denali National Park and Preserve, 2013, Flickr ( CC BY 2.0.




Elements & Format of the figure note in APA

Note: From Title [description], by Author, Date, Site name (URL). The name of the Creative Commons License.

In a presentation, the figure number and title are optional but the figure note containing the copyright attribution is required.

Full entries in the Reference List
at the end the Presentation

Reference List

Denali National Park and Preserve. (2013). Lava the Sled Dog [Photograph]. Flickr.




Elements & Format of reference list entry in APA

Author. (Year of publication). Title [Description]. Source. URL

A Quick Guide to Generating Reference List for Popular Sources

Internet Sources

Surname of author, Initials/ Name of organisation. (Year, Month Day of publication). Title of article. Name of website. URL

*When contents of a page are designed to change over time but are not archived, include a retrieval date in the reference.*

Surname of author, Initials/ Name of organisation. (Year, Month Day of publication). Title of article. Name of website. Retrieved December 22, 2020, from URL

The Hong Kong Housing Authority. (2019, June 3). HOS secondary market.


Online Newspaper articles

Surname of author, Initials. (Year, Month Day of publication). Title of article. Name of newspaper, p. Page number(s).

Van der Kamp, J. (2012, April 1). Just leasing more land won't open up the property market. Sunday Morning Post, p. 15.



Screen name of contributor. (Year, Month Day of publication). Video title, Series title (if relevant) [Video]. YouTube. URL

Cutts, S. (2017). Are you lost in the world like me? [Video]. Vimeo.



Surname of author/artist/photographer, Initials. (Year of publication). Title of image [Format of document]. Source. URL

Wentzel, V. K. (2015). Flamingos standing and feeding in a pool near salt beds, Netherlands Antilles [Photograph]. National Geographic.



Surname of songwriter, Initials. (Copyright year). Song title [Medium of recording recorded by performer’s Initials.]. On Album title. Label.

Beyoncé. (2016). Formation [Song]. On Lemonade. Parkwood; Columbia.



English Language Centre. (2020). The APA 7th edition referencing system. 

American Psychological Association. (2020). Clip Art or Stock Image References.

American Psychological Association. (2020). The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). American Psychological Association.