Works Cited and Copyright

Being ethical users of information and images found online is necessary for future success as global digital citizens. Teachers should model appropriate acknowledgement of sources, and students are expected to avoid plagiarism and give credit where it is due.


Citation Maker:
(Free Version-- FYI: you may get ads.)

Alternatives: You might consider using the Citation Tool in Microsoft Word (Go to the "References" tab) or for entirely-online research, the citation generator provided within Google Apps (Go to Tools --> Explore).

A highly-suggested resource for learning how to properly cite sources is the Purdue OWL website.

flickr CC
Flickr CC Blue Mountains
Creative Commons Licensed Images 

Type a search topic into the search bar, find an image you want, save it to your computer, and access the attribution for using the image to the right of the search results.
 Citation Machine
Citation Machine: Another site that will help you create citations.
Wikimedia Commons

Finding media files that are free to use is easy with this website. Search by topic, location, author, type, license, or source. Numerous public domain images can be found at Wiki Commons! 
Marmot Card Catalog Citation Tool
You can quickly cite a book you borrowed from the library. Click here to learn how. 

Miscellaneous Links for more information:

-A long list of copyright-friendly sites

-A text-heavy but thorough explanation of Fair Use

-A Wiki about respecting intellectual property

-The Creative Commons organization website

JSC Digital Image Collection 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Library of Congress

Images found on US government websites are not covered by copyright, so for pictures found on these sites, just cite the source. The Library of Congress website can be a little bit more difficult to navigate, but there are some excellent resources available (just be sure to check permissions for use since the LC doesn't own the rights to the images.)

Quick Tutorials

 How to Google for Creative Commons Images

Google has an optional tool to narrow down results to include only images that are free to use and share. Click here to see how to access this tool.

This is when you provide attribution to an image or text by linking to where you got it from. This is a great skill to teach students if you are asking them to publish their work on the Internet.

Here's an example of "linktribution" in action.