What Is Fair Use?
"Fair Use" allows the use of copyrighted materials under certain circumstances.
Fair Use for educational purposes is acceptable in the US and other countries. This usually covers the use of images in papers, presentations, and lectures. The use of images that will be posted on open-access sites may not be permitted by databases or museums.
What Can You Do?
A public domain work is a creative work that is not protected by copyright and which may be freely used by everyone. The reasons that the work is not protected include:
(1) the term of copyright for the work has expired
(2) the author failed to satisfy statutory formalities to perfect the copyright, or
(3) the work is a work of the U.S. Government.
Gassaway, Lolly. (2003, November 4th). When U.S. works pass into the public domain. Retrieved from https://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm
The sites listed on this page have content that are either in the public domain or under a creative commons license. For any resource you use, make sure you look at the permissions so that you are in compliance with legal and ethical measures.
How to search on Creative Commons and give attribution: