Images

Use this guide to find images at the library and online.

Can I use it?

Can I use an image for teaching?

Yes. Using an image in a lecture is generally considered acceptable under the terms of fair dealing. You can use figures, illustrations and photographs taken from books, websites and other published works.

Can I put an image on my website?

Yes, if that website is password-protected or otherwise restricted to students enrolled in your course. For example, you can put a PowerPoint presentation which includes images on Virtual Campus.

Can I use an image for an assignment?

Yes. Re-using figures, illustrations and photographs in a paper, a presentation or your own art work is generally considered acceptable under the terms of fair dealing. You must credit the original source. 

Conferences and publications

Using an image in a presentation or a poster session is generally considered acceptable under the terms of fair dealing

But, if your presentation or poster is then published in print or online, you will need to remove the image or obtain permission to do so.

In the same way, if you want to use an image in an article or a thesis to be published in print or online, you must obtain permission.

Public domain

Images that are in the public domain are not subject to copyright restrictions. This includes images where copyright has expired and those covered by a Creative Commons (CC) license.

Useful websites

CC Search - Find Creative Commons content to use and remix

DIRC - Check if you can use an image in a specific context

TinEye - Find out where an image came from

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Cecilia Tellis
Contact:
Médiathèque | Media Centre

Morisset Hall, 1st floor
65 University Private

613-562-5800 x3104
Subjects:Gestion, Management