Answered By: Jackie Stevens
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2019     Views: 4176

If you retrieved the image from somewhere like Britannica Image Quest or Flickr, which usually comes with a Creative Commons license, you would have already been given the permission to use the image for your projects.

Images for decorative use - on the cover

If the image is placed on the cover page of the project (or similar 'decorative' use), you would only need to credit it. This credit can be found Screenshot 1 and box #1 in Screenshot 2 (both taken from Britannica Image Quest) below. 

Screenshot 1

Images used to illustrate a point - within the text

If the image is used to illustrate a point in the body of the text, you would need to reference the image according to a given referencing style.

For examples of image or photograph references, refer to the Referencing Guide links below.

 See other links below for more information on image copyright.