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Image Reuse

The image reuse tool is a guided decision tree to help you find images or determine if an image can be used for your intended use.

In the future, consider amending the agreement you negotiate with a publisher/contractor in order to maintain copyright of your work.

Great! You can reuse the image according to the specifications. Be sure to cite Creative Commons and public domain resources appropriately.

Many of our library-subscription resources allow for educational reuse within the Tufts community, such as DynaMed PlusBritannica Image QuestOvidAccessMedicine, and  ClinicalKey.   Ask Us about the reuse of images from other library resources.

If our licenses do not explicitedly allow for your use, consider the factors of fair use, the balance in copyright law that addresses the importance of educational advancement, among other things, to determine if your use is still allowed. If not, many publishers accept permission requests directly from their websites, particularly from where the full text is accessed. Others may broker requests through the Copyright Clearance Center. You may need to create a login.

Great! You can reuse the image according to the STM Permission Guidelines.

Please note that some publishers require notification of reuse and the STM Guidelines may state whom to contact. Even though you utilized print materials, some publishers may allow permission requests from their website, particularly from where the full text is accessed, if it exists. Others may broker requests through the Copyright Clearance Center. You may need to create a login.

Ask Us if you are having trouble notifying the publisher.

Great! You can reuse the image according to the STM Permission Guidelines.

For publishers that require notification of reuse, many have links to request permission directly from their own websites, particularly from where the full text is accessed. Others may broker requests through the Copyright Clearance Center. You may need to create a login.

Ask Us if you are having trouble notifying the publisher.

Great! You can reuse the image according to the STM Permission Guidelines.

You're required to notify the permissions contact for McGraw-Hill, which is found in the guidelines, of your use.

For many of these publishers, you may request permission directly from their website, particularly from where the full text is accessed. Others may broker requests through the Copyright Clearance Center. You may need to create a login.

Ask Us if you are having trouble notifying the publisher.

Alternatively, find a suitable substitute image that allows your reuse.

Request permission through the Copyright Clearance Center. You may need to create a login.

If the material is not listed here, request permission directly from the publisher McGraw Hill at userservices@mhprofessional.com.

Ask Us if you are having trouble requesting permission.

Alternatively, find a suitable substitute image that allows your reuse.

Educational use is generally allowed under section 101(1) of the Copyright Act.

If you are unsure about your specific use, consider the factors of fair use to determine if it is allowed. Fair use is the balance in copyright law that addresses the importance of educational advancement.

Because these works are typically made openly available after submission, most notably in the Tufts Digital Library, permission from the rights holder may be necessary.

Many publishers allow permission requests directly from their website, particularly from where the full text is accessed. Others may broker requests through the Copyright Clearance Center. You may need to create a login.

Request permission through the Copyright Clearance Center. You may need to create a login. If the material is not listed here, request permission directly from the publisher McGraw Hill at userservices@mhprofessional.com.

Ask Us if you are having trouble requesting permission. Alternatively, find a suitable substitute image that allows your reuse.

Consider the factors of fair use, the balance in copyright law that addresses the importance of educational advancement which may allow your use.

If not, many publishers accept permission requests directly from their websites, particularly from where the full text is accessed. Others may broker requests through the Copyright Clearance Center. You may need to create a login.

If not, request permission through the Copyright Clearance Center. You may need to create a login. If the material is not listed here, request permission from the publisher McGraw Hill at userservices@mhprofessional.com.

Ask Us if you are having trouble requesting permission. Alternatively, find a suitable substitute image that allows your reuse. Be sure to cite the image you use!

More information about Creative Commons license, can be found on their page About the Licenses.

Cornell University maintains useful information on their page on Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States to help determine if a work is in the public domain.

Ask Us if you have additional questions.

Even though you utilized print materials, some publishers may allow permission requests from their website, particularly from where the full text is accessed. Others may broker requests through the Copyright Clearance Center. You may need to create a login.

Ask Us if you are having trouble requesting permission. Alternatively, find a suitable substitute image that allows your reuse.

If not, look for the image attribution and contact that person/organization. Sites, like Flickr, let you message the contributor directly through their site.

Ask Us if you are having trouble requesting permission. Alternatively, find a suitable substitute image that allows your reuse. Be sure to cite the image you use!

Look for the image attribution and contact that person/organization. Sites, like Flickr, let you message the contributor directly through their site.

Ask Us if you are having trouble requesting permission. Alternatively, find a suitable substitute image that allows your reuse. Be sure to cite the image you use!

If not, try contacting the copyright holder directly.

Ask Us if you are having trouble requesting permission. Alternatively, find a suitable substitute image that allows your reuse. Be sure to cite the image you use!