Manuscript Preparation, Copyediting, and Proofreading

Q. I have read that if you’re using illustrations or figures you should put them in the text as close to where they are mentioned as possible. Also I was wondering how to cite the images. I just want to clarify this for my art history term paper.

A. Yes, it’s a good idea to put the images near where you discuss them—it’s a convenience to the reader. You can find advice on citing images in our blog post “How Do I Cite an Image,” along with a lot of other advice on writing student papers.