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Avoid Plagiarism, or How to Successfully use the Works of Others: Using Images

Demonstrating scientific examples. Creative Commons License


Images can be drawings, micrographs, photographs, structures, sequences, graphs, and more.

You need to provide references for any image, and that includes images from the web.

Example: drawing

Sensors showing different types of sensing.

Reference: Infrared sensors for counting, classifying, and weighing vehicles. (1990) Joseph Garner, et al. Center for Transportation Research, Texas. Page 2.

Example: chemical structure

Chemical structure.

Reference: C. Khozoie, et al. The Antimalarial Drug Quinine Disrupts Tat2p-mediated Tryptophan Transport and Causes Tryptophan Starvation. J. Biol. Chem. 2009; 284:17968-17974.

Example: graph

Enrollment by sex


Reference: National Science Foundation; Division of science resources studies.Graduation enrollments climb in science, engineering and health. (1990). Washington D.C.