The guide includes tips for locating images and maps online, such as through many of Duke's subscription databases like the AP Image Archive. Links also include copyright-free resources like Creative Commons images on the photo-sharing site Flickr or Google Advanced Image Search.
However, as the guide sagely notes, the copyright status of images found online is often unclear. Sorensen states two basic rules of image-finding on the Internet:
- Assume an image is copyrighted unless there is an explicit indication that it is copyright free.
- People and institutions frequently claim ownership to images they don’t own.
For help with either image searching or locating information about copyright law, be sure to Ask a Librarian.