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Open Image Collections & Image Use Guide

This guide is to assist you in better understanding the various license agreements available when accessing images on the internet. Here you will find information on licencing, how to cite images for your papers and presentations, as well as an ever-growi

How To Attribute Creative Commons Images

Creative Commons suggests using the TASL (Title, Author, Source, License) for an ideal attribution. These factors and be incorporated  into  formal academic style guide or citation requirements. It is best practice to link back to information about the creator, source, and license. whenever possible. Examples of using the TASL approach are outlined below.


Citation Example


Example citation:
Copyright Law by Nick Youngson, from Alpha Stock Images, is licenced under CC BY-SA 3.0


How to cite other types of images

APA Style 7th Edition - Referencing an online image (WSU Library)

This library video will help you cite Online Images in APA style.