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How to reference to a picture in newspaper having no title, no author nor date?

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Hi David,

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Ngoc Bao Hien, 3 years ago

Hi David,

The quote reference sounds great. There's only one issue which is we have to mention where the picture is in the article, like fig. 1, 2, etc. But usually there's no index for the pictures in newspaper, then how can we solve this? Or we may just skip it?

With many thanks

You raise a good point. One

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D Litting, 3 years ago

You raise a good point. One thing that stands in your favour is that the article is only a page long, so if you describe what is happening in the photo or some aspect of the particular photo it will probably be possible for the reader to find your picture pretty easily (plus there are only 3 in the article). Because the photos themselves aren't labelled figure 1, 2, 3 etc I don't think adding those labels adds a whole lot. One thing that helps you also is that the first photo is credited just to Google, the second is a video and the third is credited to Jason Henry, so idenitifying those features of the photo should assist the reader to look at the exact photo you want to draw their attention to. You can use paragraph numbers to locate quotes in long web articles but again I don't think that's terribly helpful in this case.

Cheers!

David

Hi Ngoc,

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D Litting, 3 years ago

Hi Ngoc,

An interesting question! My reading of this situation is that it can be treated a bit like a quote of a second work within a text. In this case the 'quote' is a photo, rather than words.

Examples of how to do a 'quote within a quote' can be found on this page (under 'quotes')- https://www.lib.uts.edu.au/help/referencing/harvard-uts-referencing-guide/more-information

My reading of how this might work for your example (at least one way of expressing it) might be:

an undated image supplied by Google of its new self driving car shows a quirky sense of design (Markoff 2014)

with the reference list being:
Markoff, J. 2014, 'Google’s next phase in driverless cars: no steering wheel or brake pedals', New York Times, May 27, viewed 16 October 2014, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/28/technology/googles-next-phase-in-driverless-cars-no-brakes-or-steering-wheel.html?_r=0>.

Hope this helps, do let me know if not by responding to this message

David

 

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