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What is the best way to place the source of images in my document? I have some images and they are shown in the \listoffigures like expected, but how can/should I point out where they come from? Should I just add the source to the bibliography and just use the \cite{...} in the \caption of my figure?

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See also this question where I gave an answer showing how I dealt with this for my thesis. –  Lev Bishop Feb 12 '11 at 1:06

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In academic publications it is common to cite the source of the figure in the caption, mostly at the end of it. You need to put it in the bibliography anyway as soon you use it for your work.

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ok, thats what I do at the moment, was just wondering if I need to change that –  WarrenFaith Feb 11 '11 at 23:00
    
You should also check with your supervisor and the style required for your paper or thesis. –  Martin Scharrer Feb 11 '11 at 23:08

To display the source of images less obtrusive than the proper caption, use the floatrow package and its \floatfoot macro.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{floatrow}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
\rule{1cm}{1cm}
\caption{A figure}
\floatfoot{Source: (Citation command)}
\end{figure}

\end{document}
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