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

Attribution for photos licensed under creative commons

Tasmanian devil with mouth open

Tasmanian Devil in defensive stance, at Tasmanian Devil conservation Park, Tasman Peninsula by Wayne McLean. Used under a  CC BY-SA 2.5 license. Retrieved from Wikimedia Commons


Description of image is linked to Wikimedia Commons file page. Creator's name is linked to profile page (in this case the photographer's personal website). Creative Commons license is linked to Human Readable summary of the CC BY-SA 2.5 License.

Attribution for an icon from the Noun Project

icon of DNA and test tubes

DNA by Template from the Noun Project. Used under a CC-BY License

The Noun Project requires attribution for free download and will specify how the creators should be acknowledged.

The icon title (DNA) is linked to the icon page, the creator (Template) is linked to the creator's profile page at the Noun Project. The license is linked to the version of the CC-BY license hosted on the Noun Project site.

Attribution for a government source

Moon. Taken by the Galileo spacecraft

Image credit: Earth Moon. Courtesy NASA/JPL/USGS. Retrieved from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Photojournal


This image is cited according to NASA terms of use.
Image title (Earth Moon) linked to image page with full details of image. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Photojournal hyperlinked to main page.

Attribution for a photo from Unsplash or Pexels

This image is from Unsplash and is cited according to the Unsplash terms-of-use (see the image below). The terms-of-use indicate that credit is not mandatory but is welcomed and should include the photographer's name and a link to their profile or photo.

The photographer's name is hyperlinked to his profile, and the title of the image (Grizzly Bear and Cub) is hyperlinked to the photo itself. This is a variation on the Unsplash suggestions for attribution, but is more aligned with the citation guidelines recommended for other sites

Example of an appropriate Unsplash credit