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    Image Quest: 3 Million Images

    The Library is very pleased to share its recent purchase of the Britannica Image Quest: What is it? An image database of over 3 million images, all rights cleared for educational use. What does that mean, “rights cleared for educational use?” These images can be used comfortably within our educational setting.  For example, this means that students can use these images in classroom projects and presentations, similarly, faculty can use them in lectures, meetings and student handouts. These images still need to be cited!  To facilitate this process each individual Image Quest image page provides a handy citation to the bottom right of the image as illustrated below: Using images…

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    Copyright Page

    On the Ohrstrom Library website is a page specifically addressing the junction of copyright and education. Here is an excerpt from the introduction: Copyright is a detailed and complex issue.  As good academics we want to be sure our educational use of material falls appropriately within the bounds of copyright.  The sources and definitions below are intended as guides and as starting points to this intricate topic. The page is a condensation of definitions, expectations and helpful sources (all links used with permission and gratitude). Please note that this material is not legal advice.