Images found on the Internet, including those on Google Images and other image search engines, are protected by copyright. Other digital images found offline (e.g. on a CD-ROM) are also subject to copyright.
Please review the information below for guidelines on using images for educational purposes.
(Image by Conestoga Library Staff)
Section 30.04 of the Copyright Act allows faculty, staff and students of an educational institution to save, download and share Publicly Available Material (PAM) from the Internet, including images.
Publicly available Internet material:
Any Internet materials that are used must be properly cited.
The Fair Dealing Policy allows short excerpts of copyright-protected works to be copied, printed and scanned for educational purposes. In the case of artistic works from a print source, a short excerpt would be defined as one artistic work from a compilation.
When copying or communicating short excerpts from a copyright-protected work under this Fair Dealing Policy, the source must be cited and, if given in the source, the name of the author or creator of the work should be provided.
Copying multiple short excerpts from the same copyright-protected work is prohibited.
The Library provides the following rights-cleared image databases. Always cite the source of images you use.