Sunday, December 30, 2012

Using Images from EBSCO

EBSCO databases Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, and CINAHL offer something extra in their results lists - images, be they photos, charts, or graphs. These are extracted from any fulltext PDF found in the database.

Images appear as thumbnails on the results list and in the abstracts. Click on a thumbnail to enlarge an image in another screen; the enlargement will also provide the caption, and the title and source of the original article that contains the image. The permissions link tells you how you can use an image, stating that "the image may be printed for personal, non-commercial use; used in presentations for educational use consistent with the Copyright Act of 1976." This typically means that you can use the image in a class or an assignment, but you can't post it to the web or use it in a publication unless you get permission to do so.

If you do use an image in an assignment, remember that you must provide a citation for it just as you would a quotation. EBSCO provides a help page on how to cite images.

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