How do I indicate that I have permission to use an image or other material in my work?

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.

In published works, credits–that is, permission to reprint images or other material–are given in the front matter, notes, or figure captions. A credit is a form of acknowledgment and must be worded in the way that the owner of the material specifies.

In a student paper, a credit may be given as a courtesy in a note or caption.