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FYE 1000 - First-Year Experience: Images and Graphics

This Research guide introduces library resources that are helpful for research.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons (CC) Licenses allow you as the user of copyrighted material to use materials as the creator intended or allows.  Copyright law "reserves all rights" to the copyright holder.  Creative Commons License is set by the copyright holder to allow other people to use their work, based on the copyright holders preferences.  You do not have to contact the copyright holder for permission to use their resources when they have provided a CC License for the work.  

CC License Freedom Scale Chart

There are 6 CC Licenses that determine what you can do with a work. 

Click on Image to enlarge.

CC License Freedom Scale Chart

What is Creative Commons License?

Providing Attribution

You MUST provide attribution to any Creative Commons work used.  TUAL is an easy way to remember how to do this.

Title of work (URL) by Author, License

You will Hyperlink both the Title and the License so that others will know where to find the image and be directed to the full license.



Butterfly CC rights

Gulf Fritillaries are putting on a show, by Vicki DeLoach, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Free Images on Web

You can search for images that are free for your use in several sources because the owner has offered them for your use under a Creative Commons License.

Use the "Any license" drop-down filter to limit your results to the appropriate license

CC Rights reserved

In Flickr, click on "Some Rights Reserved" to see what you can and cannot do with the image or photograph.

When Using the Google Image search, click on Tools and then Usage rights to locate images that have been labeled with a "Creative Commons License".Google Image Search