Downloading a Picture
Here is a picture in a commonly used graphic format known as "GIF." It's a map showing the area in the state of Washington where the remains of "Kennewick Man" were found:
Fig. 1. "Kennewick." Screen capture from Rand McNally Tripmaker 1998. CD-ROM. N.p.: Rand McNally, 1998.
To download a graphic while using your Web browser, place your cursor over the graphic and click the right mouse button. Then save the image on your hard drive or on a floppy disk.
Note: Since you are borrowing an image for research purposes, you will need documentation showing where you got it. The most convenient way to do this, I think, is to save the HTML file in which the image is embedded. For example, the filename of the map shown above is "kennew.gif." While you're looking at the page in which it is embedded, chose "File--Save As" from your browser menu, and save the HTML file, with an alphabetically matching name such as "kennew.html," in the same directory where you placed the GIF file. That way, the image and its surrounding documentation will appear right next to each other in your alphabetical file directory, and you can pull the Web address and other citation information from the HTML file when you need it.
Incidentally, beneath the image is a caption in MLA format, just as it would appear in a research paper. (In the caption, "N.P." is the MLA way of indicating that the CD-ROM disk did not list a place of publication: No place.)
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