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Image Use

This guide will help you determine how to use images in both academia and publishing.


Welcome to the Image Use resource guide! This guide will provide you with a variety of information on when and how to use images.

Unsure of whether and how to use an image in the classroom? Check out Image Use in the Classroom.

Unsure of whether and how to re-use an image when authoring a manuscript, chapter, or presentation? Check out Image Use in Authoring.

Image Use

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The purpose of this guide is to provide resource and information for resolving image use questions. This research guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel. 

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