How to reference correctly
Images from the internet
There are a number of ways to cite images from the internet. Try make it as brief as possible, with sufficient information to trace the original image.
A good option is to use the URL of the webpage that has the image, rather that the URL of the actual image, or to use the shortened URL supplied by sites like Pixabay and Flickr.
Also include the date that you accessed the image.
If using Google Images
You need to open the image on the webpage that contains it. To do this click on the thumbnail of the required image and then click on it a second time to open the webpage. Copy that URL.
For other sources
Any copied text should either be re-written in own words or placed within quotation marks. It should also be referenced correctly.
See this website for other ways of citing other's work:Student Guide to Using Other People's Stuff
Where to reference
For websites there are a number of options
- Easiest could be to include each reference on the page the item appears. Use a small font to give the URL and date accessed.
- The least impact on your design could be a separate "References" page.
- For longer documents/reports it is best to include a reference section at the end of the document.
- For shorter documents/brochures you could use a text box with all references, using a small font or include them as a separate single-paged document.
For presentations/slideshows you can either add an extra slide for references or add the reference on the slide that contains the item to be referenced.
Include the shortened URL and date you accessed the page
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Respecting other rights to privacy is covered by the Privacy Act. One important part of the act is that you cannot share information about or images of others without their permission.
Image source (License: CC0)
Not Offending Others
Moral considerations are very important. The content of your digital outcome must not offend, upset or harm others in any way. This not only applies to the images used, but also the language and information used.
Image source (License: Public Domain)
It is good practise to include the source of any item you use from the internet. There are a few accepted ways to do this. Always do it in such a way that it does not effect the design of your digital outcome.
Image source (License:
CC BY Attribution 2.0.)