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AMA Style: The Basics for Pharmacy Writing: Online Image

Format and Example - Online Image

Note: Consider using images from Creative Commons repositories like Flickr, or Wikimedia Commons, etc. The creators of these images have assigned Creative Commons licenses to their images, so that you and I are free to use them in our work, as long as we give credit to those who created them.

See the Images section of the Pharmacy Research Guide for additional links to image sources.



In your reference list, cite an image the same way you would cite a website.

Author(s). Title of specific item cited (or, if unavailable, give the name of the organization responsible for the site). Name of Web Site. Publication date. Updated date.  Accessed date. URL (no period after the URL)


  1. Province of British Columbia. BC kicks off flu vaccine program. Flickr. Published October 17, 2011. Accessed November 24, 2020.
Note:  On a PowerPoint slide, it is best practice to include the full citation under the image, instead of including all citations on one slide at the end of the presentation, as PowerPoint presentations can be disassembled.  You can reduce the size of the citation's font to make it appear less distracting.  Check with your professor to see what format they prefer for PowerPoint presentations.