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Citations and Reference Page

Organize & Prepare for Citing Resources 

Sketch out the components of your exhibit or project.  Create an inventory or spreadsheet with your primary sources to be included, usually these are images, texts, videos.

For digitized works:  Include this minimum information:

  • Title
  • Creator/photographer/author
  • Date of original publication/creation.
  • Date of web publication
  • Digital filename

For works found on the web, try to include the following information:

  • Creator/photographer/author
  • Year(s) the work was composed/completed
  • Institution that houses the work
  • Date the work was retrieved
  • Website/URL from which the work was retrieved
  • Digital filename

Additional metadata will depend on your purpose. For example, timelines need machine-readable dates.  Maps needs geographic coordinates. If you want to group materials into categories, you'll need well-defined keywords or subject terms.  Metadata is the key to a visualization.

Outline for Digital Project from UC Santa Cruz 


How to Cite in MLA Format

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) 

Example below taken from Purdue OWL, MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources

An Image (Including a Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph)

Provide the artist's name, the work of art italicized, the date of creation, the institution and city where the work is housed. Follow this initial entry with the name of the Website in italics, and the date of access.

Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Museo Nacional del Prado, Accessed 22 May 2006.

Klee, Paul. Twittering Machine. 1922. Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Artchive, Accessed May 2006.

If the work is cited on the web only, then provide the name of the artist, the title of the work, and then follow the citation format for a website. If the work is posted via a username, use that username for the author.

Adams, Clifton R. “People relax beside a swimming pool at a country estate near Phoenix, Arizona, 1928.” Found, National Geographic Creative, 2 June 2016,