K-State Libraries: Scholarly Communications & Publishing
Feel free to contact the Copyright Consultation Service with questions related to copyright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It can be a challenge to find images that can ethically be used in publications and presentations. Keep this advice in mind as you search for images:
- Even if an image comes from the public domain, you must credit the artist/designer and attribute the original source using citation.
- When pondering whether or not you should use an image in your project, complete the fair use checklist(linked above) to help you assess whether or not your intended use could be considered a fair use.
- Be sure to create citations for your original work (to give yourself credit, in anticipation of the question, "Is this your work?").
- Look for a copyright notice (even for government resources)