When referencing images that come from articles, it is perfectly acceptable to cite the parent article.
If you want to specifically cite the image, use the article citation & make the following changes:
Check the article content for additional source information, such as a photographer or illustrator. * If an alternate name is available, use that in place of the article's author(s)
If the image has a title or caption, use that in place of the article title.
After the article or image title & before the journal title, insert the image type. Image types are: Chart, Diagram, Graph, Illustration, Map, or Photograph.
Replace the page range of the article with the page number for the image.
Chicago: Humanities Style
Talbot, David. "Saving Holl&." Technology Review 110, no. 4 (July 2007): 50-56. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed December 14, 2007).
Vermeer, Dura. "High & dry concept." Photograph. Technology Review 110, no. 4 (July 2007): 56. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed December 14, 2007).
Boyd, Clark. "Dogs Tags for Virtual Sniffing." Technology Review 110.4 (July 2007): 16-16. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. [Library name], [City], [State abbreviation]. 14 December 2007.
Rix, Fred. "Dogs Tags for Virtual Sniffing." Illustration. Technology Review 110.4 (July 2007): 16. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. [Library name], [City], [State abbreviation]. 14 December 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehost-live.
*URLs are now optional for MLA 7
To write an annotation, you will comment, in paragraph form, on the following elements:
Content—What's the book about? Is it relevant to your research?
Purpose-—What's it for? Why was this book written?
Methods used to collect data—Where did the information come from?
Usefulness—What does it do for your research?
Reliability—Is the information accurate?
Authority—Is it written by someone who has the expertise to author the information?
Currency—Is it new? Is it up-to-date for the topic?
Scope/Coverage/Limitations—What does it cover? What does the author state that he or she will cover? What doesn't the book/article provide that would be helpful?
Arrangement—How is the book organized? Are there any special "added-value" features?
Ease of use—Can a "real person" use this book? What reading level is the book?
List, Carla J. Information Research. Dubuque, la.: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 2002.
In this book, Carla List, an award-winning teacher and librarian, defines and describes information and provides step-by-step instruction on doing research. In seven chapters, she covers the organization of information, information technology, and the presentation, analysis, evaluation, and citation of information. A bibliography, glossary, and index are included. This book is aimed at the college-level student and is useful to the inexperienced researcher.
From: Burkhardt, Joanna M., Mary C. MacDonald, and Andrée J. Rathemacher. Teaching Information Literacy: 35 Practical, Standards-based Exercises for College Students. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003, pp. 57-58 (Exercise 25).
It can be hard to determine if an article is scholarly or popular. Here are some things that indicate something is scholarly: