This page covers sources of free images and media and how to reference them. For more information on copyright and referencing have a look at the above tab called APA Referencing
All Public Domain and Creative Commons images can be saved to your computer and reused in your own work, whether it is a PowerPoint, blog, wiki or other instance. It is always best practice to reference your images in an academic setting regardless of their copyright status. See Best practices for attribution for tips on referencing your images.
Below is an example of good attribution or referencing of an image from Wikimedia Commons. Note that text and image are hyperlinked to the source page.
1. Click Insert in the top ribbon and go to Pictures in the ribbon below
2. In the drop down click Online Pictures
3. Search for an image
4. Keep Creative Commons Only ticked
5. Click the image and choose Insert
Your image shows with hyperlinks to the source and the Creative Commons Licence below it.
Everyone tends to "Google" images. To avoid copyright breaches, follow this process:
1) Search in Google images for an image you are after. For example, "New Zealand"
2) Click on the Tools button in the top middle of the page.
3) Click on Usage Rights in the menu to the lift of the screen.
4) Select Creative Commons Licenses from the dropdown.
Images and photographs
Clip Art and Icons
Note : All Ara computers can access Audacity which is software you can use to record your own sounds.