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Images: finding, using, and citing them: Find public-domain images

Work of art reproduced in Wikipedia (see below)

Schiele, Egon. Selbstporträt mit gesenktem Kopf.  1912.  Oil on panel.  Sammlung Leopold, Vienna.  Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 21 May 2005.  Web.  15 August 2013.  

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Rights finder tools

The following tools will help you answer such questions as:

  • Is this image in the public domain?
  • What are the copyright restrictions for this image?

Restricted licensing

Creative Commons Meta Search: You should always verify that the work you are re-using has a Creative Commmons license attached to it.

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Stock images

Stock images are usually found in commercial collections in which case the image can be purchased for a fee; however, there are many free collections as well.  Additional collections can be identified by searching normal search engines by subject, ie. engineering stock images.