Copyright and Creative Commons
With all of the information that is available for you to access on the internet for your research assignments, it is very easy (and often tempting) to just 'copy and paste' pictures and text into your work.
Much of what is on the Internet, however, is protected by copyright so you must be very careful that you follow copyright rules about what you can and can't copy as well as referencing your work correctly.
Something that is making it easier to use online resources without fear of breaking copyright rules is a thing called Creative Commons which has less restrictions on what you can and can't use. In fact a number of websites have been set up specifically to provide resources that are free to use. Many of those sites are listed below.
Google also has an advanced search function that allows you to search for only free resources. Check out the link here to find out how to do one of these searches.
Use the resources below to find out more about Copyright, Creative Commons, how to reference effectively and the range of online resources that provide free and / or Creative Commons materials.