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Images--How to Find, Use and Cite

What About Using Images?

Images include: figures, tables, graphs, photographs, charts and diagrams.

Most images found in print material or on the Internet are copyright protected.  In some cases, permission to use images may be available under a licence or subscription  or under an exception in the Copyright Act.  Where no licence, subscription or other agreement authorizes use, and when no exception applies, permission from the copyright owner is required.




The information in this guide contains best practices for the use of copyright images in an educational setting. 

Efforts have been made to make the guide as accurate as possible but copyright is not always cut and dried and differences in interpretation do exist.

The information in this guide is not intended as legal advice.


Use low resolution for images if you have a choice between high or low resolution options.