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Mathematics: Using Images

Copyright and Creative Commons Licensing

Images you find online will probably be subject to copyright laws and require permission and/or attribution to use. Some images may be licensed for use through Creative Commons.

More information on Creative Commons licenses is available at


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Citing and Referencing Images

How you cite and reference an image in your work will depend on which citation style you use.

Harvard and IEEE: Check Cite Them Right Online

SIAM: Check the SIAM referencing guidelines on the citing and referencing guide

Copyright free or creative commons images