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A Guide to Studio Art Research

Use this guide to learn about resources related to Studio Art research and practice.

Finding and Using Images

These websites list many sources of free public domain and creative commons images.

It's important to verify copyright status and allowed uses for each source you select.

Whether images come from the Internet, a database, or other resource, it's your responsibility to determine when, where and how they may be legally and ethically used.

Check out the resources on the Purdue Owl site for details on using and choosing visual materials in your work and how to cite an image using or MLA or Chicago style.

An citation in MLA typically looks like this:

     Artist or user name.  Title.  Date the image was created.  Museum, City.  Web.  Database name or title of site.  Date of access.

A citation in Chicago typically looks like this:

     Artist's name.  Title or description (image).  Available from: Website or database.  <URL>.  (Accessed on date).