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Finding Images for Research

Finding images for your research can be tricky. This guide has links to resources that will help you navigate sites that have images you can use.

Citing Images

If you use an image you did not create, you must attribute the creator. This is required whether you had to obtain permission or it was freely available to use. Either way it is necessary to give credit to the creator or copyright holder. Be sure to read the usage rights statements on websites to understand if there is specific wording that needs to be used. 

Also, make sure you are using the correct citation style for your discipline, as the requirements will differ slightly. In general, there are potentially three places you will need to provide citation information:

  • In-Text Citation
  • Image Caption
  • Works Cited, Bibliography, or References  

See examples on how to cite images in Chicago style- Turabian, 9th edition and APA, 7th edition.  For examples on how to cite in other disciplines, contact your subject librarian.