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I'm wanting to cite this image here, in a piece of work I'm doing. As I'm using biblatex what's the best method of citing it?

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I would use the entry type online. –  Marco Daniel Mar 2 '13 at 14:19
    
Who would be the author then? Wikimedia? –  Ben Mar 2 '13 at 14:23
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Based on this site en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_Wikipedia I say yes ;-) –  Marco Daniel Mar 2 '13 at 14:25
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I suggest the following entry:

@online{pict,
 author  = "Wikimedia Commons",
 title   = "Plaques of Lambda Phages on E. coli XL1-Blue MRF",
 year    = "2007",
 urlseen = "03-02-13",
 url     = "https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3aLambdaPlaques.jpg",
 note    = "File: \ttfamily{LambdaPlaques.jpg}",
}

My suggestion based on the described rules here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_Wikipedia

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What’s with the license? And the user "Madboy” is not needed to be mentioned? –  Speravir Mar 2 '13 at 21:56
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@Speravir: Is the user the author or only the uploader? I think this isn't clear and so I would use Wikimedia as author. –  Marco Daniel Mar 2 '13 at 21:57
    
I don’t know, but I would add this name. The more important issue in my eyes is not naming one of the licenses, though. –  Speravir Mar 2 '13 at 22:00
    
I've went with something similar to this, though shouldn't urlseen be urldate ? –  Ben Mar 2 '13 at 23:02
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