Do I have to reference the images that I use in my PowerPoint assignments?
Your lecturer may say they do not want you to reference the images in your PowerPoints but to be on the safe side always assume that you have to reference all the images unless your lecturer has specifically told you not to.
Depending on what your lecturer wants, the reference list could go either:
What about images that are copyright free or in the Public domain? Do I still have to reference them?
There are some images that you do not legally have to attribute (see the Public Domain tab above) but that doesn't necessarily mean that you don't have to reference them for your assignment. If your lecturer wants you to reference images in your PowerPoints then reference all of them including those in the public domain i.e. images without copyright protection.
If an image is in the Public Domain, does that mean I don't have to reference it?
Kind of... but you should reference them anyway...
Search for some images in Creative Commons https://ccsearch.creativecommons.org - click on the 'Licenses' link on the left to see different kinds of image licenses. Note that the two at the top - 'CC0' and 'Public Domain Mark' - say you do not have to attribute them...
You are not legally obliged to acknowledge images that contain one of these licenses:
Creative Commons Image search https://ccsearch.creativecommons.org
Creative Commons Zero license
Public Domain Mark
What about the clip art that comes in applications like Word etc?
Basically, unless specifically told otherwise, reference all images you use in your assignments.
Reference the source where the image was obtained from, so if you got the image from a book, reference the book. More often than not students get images for assignments from the web. See the Referencing Guide for more examples of how to reference images from different sources.
Here's an example using APA 7th
|Clip art||Image from the web|
Stylized Mona Lisa.
Note. Source: (Wikimedia Foundation, 2010).
Portrait of a woman by Raphael, 1505-1506.
Note. Source: (Wikimedia Commons, 2011).
Reference list entry
Wikimedia Foundation. (2009). Stylized Mona Lisa [Clipart]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stylized_Mona_Lisa.svg
Reference list entry
Raphael. (2011). Portrait of a woman [Online image]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Raffaello_Sanzio_-_Portrait_of_a_Woman_-_WGA18948.jpg
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