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This guide is designed to help students and faculty access credible resources related to the study of English

Images and Videos

Pictures, videos, and other multimedia can really add to your research project.

For images and videos on your topic, consider checking the following sources/databases:

  • Videos: Films on Demand, TedTalks, Television News Reports, Other
  • Images: Artstor, Creative Commons, Noun Project, Other

More information and links are available below.


Videos can be harder to cite in your work but allow for stories to be told in a different way than reading a text. Library databases often include a "Cite" feature to make it easier; for other videos you find online, do your best!

Also explore news websites, social media posts, YouTube, TedTalks, etc... a simple internet search should help you locate these sources. Some TedTalks are available in OneSearch (main search box on library website).

Don't forget about DVDs! We have a collection at the library should you need it.


Remember to check permissions before you use images in your assignments and outside-of-class work!

Citations vs Attributions: Tips

It's likely that you'll have to provide a citation or attribution for images and other content found online. The table and links below can help you sort out which to use and how to do it!

Citations vs. Attributions
  Citations Attributions
Use with: Quotes, summaries, paraphrases Openly licensed content
Purpose: Academic Legal
If you don't: Plagiarism Copyright license violation
How to: Follow MLA, APA, or other style guide Include title, author, URL, and license (no official style guide)
Where: Style guide tells you where to put your citations Put your attribution in the same place the work is used
Applies to: Copyright, openly licensed, or public domain content Only openly licensed materials

This chart used from Citations vs. Attributions presentation by Amy Hofer for Open Oregon Educational Resources is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 international license. It was adapted from Citations vs. Attributions by Quill West, Open Education Project Manager, Pierce Community College, CC-BY 4.0.

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