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LAMS 1101: Latin American Culture Perspectives - Finding and citing images

Why we cite

Why do we need to cite images?

  • Images are usually subject to either copyright or an open license (such as a Creative Commons license). In both cases, the image must be cited
  • To maintain academic integrity we need to acknowledge our sources, whether they are text or images.

What about Wikipedia?

  • Information or images licensed under Creative Commons (like Wikipedia) always require attribution at minimum

Websites with images licensed for use

Websites to search for images and icons:

Citing Wikipedia

 

 

Wikipedia logoWikipedia

Wikipedia is free to access and is licensed under a Creative Commons license. The terms of the license require attribution and the resource being created must be shared under the same or a similar license. 

What do you need to cite an image?

Attribution for Creative Commons Licenses

 

Images:

1) Name of creator hyperlinked to profile
2) Title of image hyperlinked to image source
3) Link to creative commons license
4) Site retrieved from

**Identify images in the public domain

Wikipedia:

1) Name of creator (Wikipedia)
2) Name of article (hyperlinked)
3) Date accessed

 

Note: Some websites do not use Creative Commons licenses, but create their own license. Make sure to check a website's license requirements on the 'Terms-of-Use' page, to see how to properly cite an image.