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THE BENEDICT CENTRE LIBRARY: Referencing and Copyright

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Australia Copyright Council


Australian Copyright Council provides information about legal usage of resources for staff and students of educational institutions. Licences paid by schools allows for significant rights for educational use. Students must comply with the usage for research and study. Check what is permissable with the information sheets available.

Citemaker - Bibliography Creator

Creative Commons

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Creative Commons is an international non profit organisation which provides free licences for creators to use when making their work available to the public. These licences allow the creator to give permission, in advance, to use the work under certain conditions.

1. Attribution - You can copy, adapt, modify and publish or publicly communicate to others on any terms

2. Attribution Share Alike - You can copy, enhance and redistrube, but you must make new work available on the same licence terms as the original

3. Attribution No Derivatives - You can copy, but not change. Redistribute only in original form.

4. Attribution Non Commercial - You can copy, enhance, redistribute. License to others on any terms.

5. Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike - You can copy, enhance redistribute but must make the new work available on the same licence terms as the original.

6. Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives - You can copy but not enhance. Redistribute only in original form.

'Free for Education' resources

Some 'free for education' or open source material for images:

Pics4Learning - intended for students and teachers in educational institutions

Burningwell - free to download, copy and use

Openclipart - Clip art that can be used free for any use

Trove - National Library of Australia - Source of images, past and present. Photographs, objects, maps and works of art

Australian Screen - Film clips from Australian films selected for educational value and permitted to be used for education purposes

VADS - Online resource for Visual Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art - limited personal educational use

CSIRO Science Image database - for images relating to all aspects of Science and Technology - plants, animals, landscapes, food, people, buildings, textiles, transport, equipment, fire, water

Some 'free for education' or open source material for music:

Free Music Archive - Creative Commons - share, remix, reuse

Jamendo - Each work has a link which must be checked to ensure you are following the terms and conditions for use of each.


Use this list of Free for Education resourcs to ensure you are respecting Intellectual Property and Copyright

Harvard Referencing Style

Why is it important to reference other people's work?

  • To acknowledge the author of the idea or thought
  • To indicate to the reader your source of information
  • To add value to your own work by including knowledge that has come from an expert
  • To add value to your work by including facts and figures that have been checked

What should be referenced?

  • Direct quotations
  • Information, including facts and figures, that has been paraphrased
  • Ideas that have been adapted from another person's original idea

You do NOT have to acknowledge accepted beliefs or general knowledge


Remix for the Win! Creative Commons

Find out how you can use Creative Commons licensed material for your presentations


Turnitin Originality Check electronically checks student work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against a worldwide text comparison database.

What am I allowed to copy?


Smartcopying website provides information about licences, appropriate use of resources respecting intellectual property, correct signage and free for education use material