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Free Images: Creative Commons and Public Domain

This guide provides information about sites offering free access to images for publications, teaching and other academic uses.

Citing Images

For academic purposes sources for images must be cited even if free or in the public domain.

The basic information you will need:

  • Artist's name
  • Title of work
  • Date it was created
  • Repository, museum or owner
  • Country of origin
  • Dimensions
  • Material or medium of work not image  (oil on canvas, photograph, marble, etc.)

Citation Generators

Citation generators allow you to input citation elements for your source, and create a citation in any one of several standard formats.