The list of figures

If you use illustrations, photographs, images or any other graphics in your work you will need to create a list of sources and provide a reference to each one.
Give each of the illustrations, photographs etc. in your text a running number e.g.  Fig. 1, Fig. 2 , Fig. 3. along with a caption relating to the image if appropriate.

As with any other material you must credit the source from which the image originated.

The List of Figures should be placed after the Contents page within your assignment and take the following format:

[Title of Figure/Caption, if applicable] [Full description of source of image]


Figure 1 - Online image
Figure 2 - Image in a book
Figure 3 - Photograph from a physical collection
Figure 4 - Painting in a museum/gallery
Figure 5 - Your own photograph



1. Particle tracks.
CERN. Particle tracks seen in the LHCb vertex detector (VELO). (2008). [online image]. Available from:  [Accessed 10 September 2008]

2. La-Charité-sur-Loire : Church. Ambulatory.
Oursel, R. (1996). Romanesque. Koln: Bendikt Taschen. p. 88

3. China 1944 by Cecil Beaton
Beaton, C. (1944). China 1944: a mother resting her head on her sick child's pillow in the Canadian Mission Hospital. [photograph]. London: Imperial War Museum Collection.

4. Chesil Beach, Dorset, Winter by Philip Leslie Moffat Ward
Ward, P.L.M. (n.d.) Chesil Beach, Dorset, Winter. [oil on board]. Bournemouth: Russell Cotes Museum.

5. St. George's Church, Portland
Albin, L. (2016). St. George's Church, Portland. [Photograph]. In possession of: The author.


Sample reference list

The reference list at the end of your piece of work should list all the sources cited in your text.

The Harvard System requires that the list is alphabetical by authors' surname. Include all types of source, e.g. online, books, film, in one alphabetical list as shown below.

If there is an instance where the same author has published more than one item in a year use lower case letters to distinguish between them e.g. 1998a, 1998b.


Reference list 

Allen, W. (1986). Hannah and her sisters. [VHS Video tape]. USA: MGM Home Entertainment.

Association of Illustrators. (2000). Images 24: the best of British illustration. Crans-Pres-Celigny: Rotovision.

Craik, J. (2003). The cultural politics of the uniform. Fashion Theory: the Journal of Dress, Body and Culture. Vol. 7 No. 2. pp.127-147.

Ehrenreich, B., Hess, E. and Jacobs, G. (1997). Beatlemania: a sexually defiant consumer culture? In: Gelder, K. and Thornton, S. (eds.) The subcultures reader. London: Routledge. pp. 523-536.

Imperial War Museum. (n.d.). Recollections of war. [online]. Available from: [Accessed 6 August 2008]

Kelly, M. (1997). Imaging desire. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Kotler, P. et al. (2002). Principles of marketing. 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson Education.

Kuspit, D. (2000). Antoni Tapies. Artforum. [online]. April 2000. Available from: [Accessed 6 August 2008]

Longbridge, J. (2001). Opera South Public Relations Officer. Telephone conversation with author. 5 May.

Martin Luther King Jr. (n.d.). [Online image]. Available from: [Accessed 7 August 2008]

McMaster, B. (2003). Interview by Mariella Frostrup. The Radio 2 Arts Programme. BBC Radio 2. 8 August. [Radio]

Thompson, J. (ed.) (1996). Towards a theory of the image. Maastrict: Jan van Eyck Akademie.

Vanderbilt, T. (2003) The new mobility. I.D.: The International Design Magazine. May. pp. 34-41.

Wikipedia. (2008). Lighthouse [online]. Available from: [Accessed 10 September 2008].