The Fundamental Rules when using other people's work
Rule 1: If in doubt, cite it!
Rule 2: A formal piece of work with a bibliography requires a citation; an image in a newsletter or poster needs to have a caption - Source:________________
Rule 3: If you use a copyright free image or sound, you are free to use it, but still need to acknowledge the creator - CITE IT, or use a caption!
Rule 4: If you want to use a copyrighted image or song, or are not sure whether or not it is copyrighted, you have to write to the creator/author/artist and ask permission. Until you get that permission, you cannot use it. Quite often the response will be if you pay for it, you can use it, and that is then a decision you need to make.
Rule 5: If you use work licensed under Creative Commons, you must acknowldege the artist and state what the licence is.
Rule 6: If you take an image from an image sharing site - e.g. Flickr or Google Images (licensed under Creative Commons), you need to click on the image and find its source to get the artist - it is not sufficient just to give the URL.
Rule 7: If you use Britannica Image Search, the site will generate a citation for each image, and will give the name of the photographer/artist.
Rule 8: If you are using your own photograph or art work, it is good practice to give your name as the source - that leaves no doubt as to the artist, and provides a good role model.
Rule 9: If in doubt, cite it!
Sites for Royalty Free Music and Sounds
Citing images in an academic paper
Labels, captions, and source information
Illustrations/images/photographs/graphs.tables all appear directly embedded in the document........ Each illustration must include, a label, a number, a caption and/or source information.
- The illustration label and number should always appear in two places: the document main text (e.g. see fig. 1) and near the illustration itself (Fig. 1).
- Captions provide titles or explanatory notes.
- Source information - citation under the image or on the Works Cited page.
Sites for Copyright Free Images
The school subscribes to Britannica Image Quest, a repository of millions of rights cleared images. See the Destiny Home Page for details of access. This site is highly recommended.
Britannica Image Quest
Millions of rights-cleared images from one trusted site.
Remember that rights-cleared images must still be cited - give credit to the artist/photographer/designer.
Google Advanced Search
NOTE: ALL IMAGES MUST BE CITED
Creative Commons provides licences which allow us to use images without getting permission from the creators BUT EVERY IMAGE MUST BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE CREATOR OF THE IMAGE - IN OTHER WORDS, CITED!
Finding images on Google Images that are licenced for open use:
Open Google Images, find the Settings link at the bottom of the page, click on Advanced Search.
The advanced Search page gives many fields to help narrow your search - it is worth looking at these. For copyright issues, go all the way to the bottom of the page and find the field Usage Rights. Click on the dropdown menu. Depending on your needs, choose the licence which best fits. The search results will then only contain images which carry the licence you have specified.
Alternatively, you can enter a search term first, before going to advanced images, and then look for the gear at the top right of the page, select Advanced Search, and then narrow your search as above.