Using images can greatly enhance your research paper, poster, or presentation. However it can be confusing to know exactly where to find images and if you need permission to legally use it.
Please note that the use of images found in print or online may be protected by copyright. Some require permission under certain circumstances, and some may even cost a fee. To be safe always attribute the source of the image.
A great starting point to learn more about this topic is the Finding and Using Images guide. It has been created for the purpose of helping you find and use images for educational purposes. Here you will find information to understand resources available to help find images using websites and library databases, copyright information, and how to cite images in MLA and APA format:
- Search Engines & Creative Commons
- Library Databases with images
- Digital/Library Collections
- Stock Images or Clip Art
- Basic Copyright information
- Citing Images (MLA, APA)
Watch this video to learn more about Creative Commons licenses and where/how to search for these types of images within search engines such as Google Image, Flickr, and Wikimedia Commons. – Jamie Johnson