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AM 211: Asian Art & Architecture

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Images or illustrations can enhance your papers and presentations. However remember that images are protected under copyright and can only be used in the manner for which they are allowed by the owner. Images need to be properly cited. Always give credit to where you found the image.

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Citation Example: An Image Downloaded from ARTstor


Title of Work
Artist's Name (first, last))
Date of Work (if given)
Image Source
Date of Citation
Electronic Database

Three Geese. Simon de Vlieger, c. 1600-1653. The Illustrated Bartsch. Vol. 1, Netherlandish Artists[cited 08 October 2012]. In ARTstor [database online].

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artasiamerica - search by artist in this digital archive of Asian/Asian American contemporary visual artists. Image use is free for non-profit, educational purposes.

World Images - art of many kinds and from many countries - start a search   Image use is granted for non-profit educational purposes, with the request that credit be given to the image owner.

Wiki Paintings - use of images for non-profit, educational purposes is permitted in accordance with the fair use copyright principle.

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