Ebooks

Journal articles 

Databases 

TV, video and audio 

Images 

There are a number of sources you can use to find licensed images for educational use:

  • Britannica ImageQuest includes rights-cleared digital images. Each image includes a description, information about the source/creator of the image and a citation style generator. 
  • Creative Commons includes many images licensed for public use under a CC licence, provided credit is given to the creator and source. Always check the licence on an image to ensure it is free to use. 
  • Flickr includes photos uploaded by users, with many (but not all) licensed for public use, provided credit is given to the creator and source. Always check the licence on an image to ensure it is free to use. Flickr Commons includes images from international photography archives. 
  • Pixabay includes more than a million royalty-free stock photos, released under a Creative Commons CCO licence. 
  • Wikimedia Commons includes public domain and freely licensed images (plus sound and video). Images are free to use provided credit is given to the creator and source.

Print materials: Books, book chapters and articles 

For advice on creating links to print source, or placing high-use books on short-term loan, contact the Subject Materials Service.

Open educational resources

Access free, openly licensed educational resources to enrich your students’ learning experience.

Copyright 

Linking to online resources

The Library has many online resources (such as databases, journals, books and articles) that you can use to enhance teaching and learning.  

If you're just creating a link, you don't need to ask for permission and you don't need to worry about copyright. To ensure your links will work on and off campus, simply follow the instructions on the library staff wiki (login required).

If you want to link to an article that is only available in hard copy, you can request this through the Subject Materials Service. Staff are not permitted to copy and upload articles or excerpts to Canvas themselves.

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