could anyone please tell me how to cite a picture properly from places like this? https://d2l.ai/_images/lstm-0.svg The current latex code is.


should I cite it under reference? or in the image caption? or in the footnote? or in the main text of my thesis when I mention this figure?

Is using the link of the image enough?

2 Answers 2


You can access likeso:

    author = {{famous-scientist-on-departament}},
    title = {science-stuff},
    year = {2022},
    note = {[Online; accessed on access-date]},
    url = {https://d2l.ai/_images/lstm-0.svg}
  • thank you! so it should be mentioned under the reference part instead of the main body of the thesis?
    – user900476
    Jan 25, 2023 at 2:08
  • and instead of in the footnote
    – user900476
    Jan 25, 2023 at 2:24
  • Yes, you are correct.
    – Bruno Lobo
    Jan 25, 2023 at 20:41

I would cite it in the caption of the image (\cite{myimage} in Bruno Peixoto's good answer) and avoid footnotes as much as possible. You can also do so in the main text. I would not think that just putting the image in the reference section is a sufficient attribution. I am publishing in CS and know that other fields follow different conventions. Follow those first.

  • If you use \cite{myimage} in the caption in the image, the link of the image will appear in the reference part in the thesis? Do you think this is proper for the reference chapter?
    – user900476
    Jan 25, 2023 at 5:31
  • It will appear in the bibliography, and that is good. I am unclear on what you mean with the reference chapter. Sometimes, there is a Related Work Section in a thesis. Jan 25, 2023 at 5:47
  • Thank you! oh by reference chapter I mean the bibliography, cause it is under the reference chapter in my thesis. I felt doubtful because I didnt see others citing a picture in the bibliography before.
    – user900476
    Jan 25, 2023 at 6:47
  • You should cite the image source in the caption or in the text when the image is described. I would greatly prefer it in the caption because people look at images sometimes without reading the text. Jan 25, 2023 at 20:31

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