Citing unnumbered images in an online article

Hi EE (or anyone else who wishes to respond),

I'm looking for a little guidance on the footnote that I have created below and have a few questions.

  1. The link cited takes the user directly to the article. There is a section "Immigration Act, 1910" that contains a summary; however, there is more information once you click on the hyperlink for the section title. Would it be more appropriate to add the word hyperlinked, i.e., "... hyperlinked section "Immigration Act, 1910," ..."?
  2. The image that I reference is not directly numbered. When any of the images are selected, it opens in a viewer of sorts where the bottom of the view indicates the page number in the format XX/18. Based on this, I used "image 12 of 18" in the footnote. Is this appropriate?
  3. There is a citation for the images immediately below the images. I added that as a second layer. Is this appropriate?

Lindsay Van Dyk, “Canadian Immigration Acts and Legislation,” Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 ( : accessed 08 January 2020), section “Immigration Act, 1910,” image 12 of 18; citing “Library and Archives Canada. Statutes of Canada. An Act Respecting Immigration, 1910. Ottawa: SC 9-10 Edward VII, Chapter 27.”

Many thanks for your help!


Submitted byChrisFBon Sun, 01/12/2020 - 16:00


Submitted byEEon Sun, 01/12/2020 - 19:55
Chris, you've done well. EE would tinker in only one regard: Putting the entire source of the source data in italics goes counter-grain to all rules for the use of italics. Italics represent the titles of standalone publications--either a book title, a website title, or a map title, etc. If this is how the website identifies its own source, then to avoid confusing others EE would keep the quotation marks around everything but eliminate all the italics. Either that or spend the necessary time to sort out what each element within the quotation marks represents and then follow EE's guidelines for citing federal laws. (That last is something I can't pursue right now, being on the road with limited data access.)

Hi EE,

Thanks for taking the time to respond. Yes, the website has placed the full source in italics. Without thought (my bad! :) ), I simply copied and pasted it into my citation. I will remove the italics.