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Plagiarism: Images and Plagiarism

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Images and Plagiarism

The internet has become a popular source of information. In most cases, the same rules apply for visual imagery as to a printed source. When a writer must refer an image or website, the information must be cited from that source.

Copying visual information or graphics from a webpage or from a printed source is very similar to quoting print information. For some graphics, permission must be obtained from the website’s owner before using the graphics. The source of the visual information or graphic must be cited. Please see the Public Domain tab for more links to Images.


DCC Art Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    Search through 10,000 publications, including hundreds of art journals. This is a premier, multi-disciplinary search tool; great for finding articles in magaziness and journals on a wide array of topics.
  • Art Full Text 1984 - Present
    Searhc through nearly 1,000 art periodicals, as well as dissertations, and art reproductions.
  • Art Index Retrospective
    This database works primarily as an index, a retrospective tool for discovering content from 55 years of art journalism, including articles, interviews, and reviews. Additionally, Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 features coverage of English-language periodicals, yearbooks and museum bulletins published in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch.
  • Arts & Sciences Collection (JSTOR)
    JSTOR's Arts & Sciences Collection provides access to nearly 200 scholarly art journals, with additional content coming from 1,000+ scholarly journals.
  • ARTstor
    Search here for more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research, including contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
  • Lexis Nexis Academic
    Search through 10,000 news sources. Excellent coverage of daily news, both domestic and international, with television, radio, and blog coverage, too. If artists are in the news, they're covered in Lexis Nexis.
  • Literati (Credo Reference)
    Includes a Biographical Dictionary of Artists, The Bloomsbury Guide to Art, The Bridgeman Art Library Archive, and much more. This is a great place to look for background information on art and artists, including images.
  • Oxford Art Online
    Includes Grove Art Online, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art. An outstanding art resource, with articles on varied artists and art topics, bibliographies for further research, and thousands of searchable images.