Public Domain Images: Using public domain images is one way to ensure that you are not violating copyright. Public domain refers to works that are no longer under copyright protection or that failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection. Authors can use images found in the public domain without seeking permission from the copyright holder.
Creative Commons: If you can't find the images you want in the public domain, consider using Creative Commons-licensed images. Creative Commons licenses are copyright licenses that allow the creators of works to indicate how they want others to share and use the work. When using a Creative Commons-licensed image, be sure that your use does not violate the license (licenses may stipulate that the author must be cited, or that the work cannot be used for commercial purposes).
Fondren Library Image Databases: Please be aware that Fondren Library's collections of images have generally been licensed from museums and other organizations that permit use of the images for research and scholarship only. Other uses, whether commercial or not (e.g., use on an organization's poster), usually require explicit permission from the original source. Be sure to check the rights for every image used, as they often vary from image to image, even when in the same database. Often, if information about reuse of an image is not found with the item, it can be found in a "Terms and Conditions" section.
For assistance finding images in databases and other Fondren resources, please contact Jet Prendeville, Art/Architecture Librarian, at email@example.com