If you are using images in presentations, reports or any other work, you will need to cite the image. See below for sample citations in [choose one: APA, MLA, Chicago Style].
Author or Artist if available. (Year image was created). Title of work [Type of Work]. Retrieved from URL of website
Netter, F. (2005). Heart [Electronic illustration]. Retrieved from
Images (No Author, No Title, No Date)
[Description of image]. (n.d.). [Type of Work]. Retrieved from URL of website
[Untitled image of a chest]. (n.d.). [X-ray photogrtaph]. Retrieved from
Using images that are copied from elsewhere in academic papers or projects and which are available to only a limited classroom or conference audience, falls within the scope of fair use and does not typically require permission or waiver from the copyright holder. However, they must always be cited.
The DIRC program will help you assess whether your use of any given image falls under legal fair use. The program functions through a series of query pages, each of which directs the user to provide input about one specific aspect of a given image’s rights profile.
This is an institutional repository for digital content created by the 80+ member libraries of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). It includes a wealth of local images from Illinois and its colleges and universities.
DPLA currently contains over 4.5 million works, bringing together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. You can browse highlighted exhibitions, explore images by region or state or by date. You can also search by topic, creator or title of a given work.