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FIND: Articles, books, videos, etc.: Image Use

For professional purposes, every piece of borrowed content, regardless of format, should be acknowledged with attribution or citation, so people can re-search for the original. This includes images, music, art, text, etc., even your own works.

Do I have to use citations or attributions with images? Yes.

Easiest works to use are - Images you create, for which you own the copyright. Ask a librarian to help you find Public Domain and Creative Commons images.

Images in the Public Domain are also fairly easy to use. Creative Commons licences loosen some copyright restrictions, but you must pay attention to which license is granted.

You cannot legally put the contents of a book on a public website unless you wrote the book and/or own the copyright, or got written permission to do so. 

Consider a photo, video, drawing, painting, music recording, etc. to be a full work of art, like the contents of a book, and treat it likewise.  

"Fair Use" may apply to non-commercial, personal (not public publication), educational use that does not prevent the owner of the work's copyright from getting monetary compensation for the use of their work. 

Fair Use, Public Domain...Does it matter? Yes!

How to reference an image from the Internet

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