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COPHS Plagiarism & Citation Guide: Images & Multimedia

For students in the PA, Pharmacy, or other health-sciences field, this guide is an introduction to COPHS standards and best practices.

Guidelines

Images & Multimedia Rules

  • Italicize the title of the video, sound recording, DVD, or other multimedia resource.
  • For online videos, be sure to differentiate between the person(s) responsible for creating the content (author) and the person(s) responsible for uploading or disseminating the content.
  • If an image has no author, title, or date, a description of the image may be used in the citation.

Using Creative Commons

Where can I find images that are licensed for fair use?

  • Creative Commons - This site allows the user to search images covered by creative commons licensing, as well as narrow by intended purpose.
  • Flickr - Users can search by liscense type and image keywords.
  • Wikimedia Commons - Browse images by topic, contribute your own images, and check out the handy reuse guide.

 

Examples

Audio, Video, & DVD

  • Author Last Name First Initial Middle Initial. Title [form of media]. City, St: Company; Year.
  • Parenteral Medication Administration: Site Selection and Injection Techniques [DVD]. New York, NY; MedCom; 2009.

Online Video

  • Author Last Name First Initial Middle Initial. Title [form of media]. Website Title. Appropriate URL. Published date. Accessed: Month day, year.
  • FDA changes Ebola drug status hold [video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2g2yai3sfw. Published August 7, 2014. Accessed: August 8, 2014.

Images

  • Author Last Name First Initial Middle Initial. Title [form of media]. Website Title. Appropriate URL. Published date. Accessed: Month day, year.
  • Kulbis M. Men Pray [Photograph]. AccuWeather. http://accuweather.ap.org/cgi-bin/aplaunch.pl. Published 2006. Retrieved January 9, 2015.

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