How do I indicate that I prepared the figures included in my paper?

Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.

Unless otherwise indicated, the reader should assume that you are the author of the figures in your paper. Provide a label (e.g., “Fig. 1”) and a description of the figure in a caption.

Read more about captions on our Formatting a Research Paper page.