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HUM 292/PSY 292: Honors Asian Literature and Social Psychology: (Millin and Kamasaki): Using the internet to find images

Understanding Creative Commons

"All Creative Commons licenses have many important features in common. Every license helps creators — we call them licensors if they use our tools — retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work — at least non-commercially. Every Creative Commons license also ensures licensors get the credit for their work they deserve.

Learn more about the different licenses: Creative Commons Licenses 

Searchable Internet Images


If you saw the image in person at a museum or art gallery: 

Last name, First name. Title of painting. 1900. type of medium (oil and canvas). Museum, City of Museum.


If you saw the image on a website, like a museum website or an artist's website: 

Last name, First name. Title of art work. 1950. Museum, City.Name of Website. Web. 20 Aug. 2015. 


If you saw the image on a database, like Artstor: 

Last Name, First name. Title of art work. 1980. Museum, City.Name of database. Web. 20 Aug. 2015.

When searching Google Images

Go to Search tools then Usage Rights 

Label for reuse means you could use the images commercially, or non-commercially. Label for noncommercial reuse means you cannot use it for profit or publications. With modification means you can alter the image. And remember to also cite the image. 

Can I use that picture?

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