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Image Use & Citation

If you use an image in your work, you must cite it. This includes papers, presentations, theses/dissertations, publications, blogs, etc. Learn to use and cite images correctly.

Citing Images is Important!

If you use an image in your work, you must cite it!  This includes papers, presentations, theses/dissertations, publications, blogs, etc. You must give credit where credit is due.  Library Databases and the Creative Commons are great resources to find & use images.  Use this guide to help you use and cite images correctly. Cite & avoid committing plagiarism!

 

Note:  Unless the image is in the Public Domain or under a Creative Commons License - ALWAYS ASK FOR PERMISSION TO USE!

Image "Thief" by Nina Paley /CC BY-SA 3.0

"Thief" by Nina Paley /CC BY-SA 3.0 

Databases: These Provide Image Citation

You can use these image databases to find the citation information already completed for you - listed from most useful to least. As always, double check the citation to make sure it is correct in your required citation format.  Often the format, punctuation, & information is incorrect - it is worth double checking.