Images with a CC0 license or images in the public domain do NOT require a credit. They are free to use without attribution unless including credit is a requirement of your assignment and is required by your instructor. CC0 images are an excellent option for brochures and posters.
Assume the content you find is protected by copyright unless there is a statement that states otherwise.
You can filter your image results to show only images that are labeled for reuse:
1. Type your search terms into a Google search box. Select Images.
2. Select Tools – a new menu bar will appear below.
3. Select Usage Rights from the new menu bar and then select Labeled for reuse.
4. Your image results will now be filtered -- Results include only images Labeled for reuse.
5. Click on the image, until you land on the webpage where the image is hosted, to confirm that the image can be used. Look for the name of the creator and usage terms or a Creative Commons (CC) license.
NOTE: Please do not use the BING search engine. The filter tool in Bing does not work as advertised.
Bing filtered image search results consistently include copyright-protected content.
Consider searching for images from public domain repositories or images with creative commons (CC) licenses. Open source and CC images are free to use and share.
See the Finding Images tab for more information.
Reverse image web searching tools may be able to answer this question.
Yellow Yolk: Content in the yolk is covered by clearly defined APA citation examples. See the NSCC APA Guide, By Type page for examples.
Egg White: Content represented in this area are less traditional resources, like images found on websites. Creating a reference is actually simple if you follow the template below.
You need to find four pieces of information:
Author, A. (date). Title of document [Format description]. Retrieved from ... insert url address
APA Reference Example - The Egg Image on this page
APA Reference Example - Blog Post
The format description in brackets is used only when the format is something out of the ordinary, and provides information about the type of resource being referenced.
More information about using APA is available on the NSCC APA Guide.
Adapted from Lee, C. (2010, November 18). How to cite something you found on a website in APA Style [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2010/11/how-to-cite-something-you-found-on-a-website-in-apa-style.html
Creative Commons licensed content (with the exception of CC0 licenses) requires an attribution that includes the license type, with links to the content and the license description when reproduced in electronic formats.
Include 4 elements in a CC credit:
The 4 elements written as a CC credit: Image Title by Author Name [Source] is licensed under CC License Type
A credit line under a visual is the equivalent of an in-text citation. It provides acknowledgment to the creator and provides enough information to point the reader to the full reference. The reference list is the complete list of all the sources you have used and cited in the creation of your document.
Royalty Free does not mean no cost.
A royalty based fee schedule requires ongoing payment based on the number of times the content is used.
Royalty Free means a single payment (the permission fee) covers multiple use of the image without additional payments. It allows for more than one use of the image for the fee paid.
You pay for the image, but it is free of royalties or ... royalty free.