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Using Images in Academic Work: Copyright Free Images

This libguide provides guidance on the use of images in academic work. There are also links to copyright free image sources and advice on citing images

Open Access Images

Open Access Images

The images you will find on this page are open source, copyright free or Creative Commons licensed. You can use these images in multimedia projects, websites, blogs, portfolios, etc, that are open and available to the public. When you use these images, there  may be some restrictions on their reproduction.

Always read and comply with the use restrictions for specific image sources. Always cite images someone else created.

Images should not be sold or used in commercial products or for commercial purposes.

Click on the logo's on this page to access each site. You will be able to obtain copyright free images for use in your academic work.

Don't forget to cite the image.

Free Clip Art

More Copyright Free Images

Google Images - Labeled for re-use


Use the Google search above to find images that you can safety use according to their Creative Commons license

Copyright free images from Google

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