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Find and use images for teaching and research.

Cite Your Image Sources!

If you use an image in a paper or a presentation, remember that it too must be cited in your reference list. For help in citing images, see our Citing Sources page for images at

Copyright Checkpoint



When using images in your teaching and research, make sure you do not violate copyright law. Using images without proper permission and attribution can lead to fines and lawsuits.

Avoid copyright problems:

  1. Limit image searches by License or Usage Rights.
  2. Get images from sites that offer Public Domain or Creative Commons images.
  3. Give proper attribution for the source of the image.
  4. If required, ask for permission from the copyright holder.
  5. Ask a librarian if you aren't sure!

Further Reading:

Limit by License & Usage Rights

Many image search sites offer a filter or limit option to help you find images that are safe to use. Look for a limit labeled "Usage Rights" or "License".

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