When in doubt about using a resource, get permission from the owner/author/publisher.
Place a copyright notice in each course stating the materials used cannot be redistributed in any form and are for the intended audience only.
Think about how the use of this resource is enhancing the educational experience. Use resources wisely where it makes sense to illustrate a point, enhance student discussion, etc.
First, it is important to determine fair use. As noted above, the librarians recommend linking to items from the Library’s subscription databases in online courses. However, if you would rather embed an image from a library database within an online course, be sure to follow the factors of fair use and recommendations listed above.
Next, if you decide your use falls within fair use, here’s an example of how to cite an image in APA format:
Spurny, J. (2008, October 27). Online collaboration [Graphic]. http://www.kolabora.com/
If you decide to choose this route, we recommend putting the citation directly below or beside the image, or using in-text citations that refer to a list of references (bibliography). Here's an example of how to cite an image in-text in APA format:
Maddaloni, C. (2016, May 25). Art [Photograph].