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  • Agricultural Conservation     S604.5 through S604.64
  • Forestry Conservation and Protection     SD411 through SD429
  • Natural Resources Conservation     S900 through S973
  • Soil Conservation and Protection     S622 through S627

Grasslands / Prairies     QH87.7 and S621.5.G73 and S621.5.P73


  • Rangeland Ecology     QH541.5.R3
  • Rangelands / Range Management / Grazing     SF84.82 through SF85.6


  • Soil Conservation and Protection     S622 through S627
  • Soil Erosion     S622 through S627
  • Tillage, Irrigation, Reclamation, and Agricultural Conservation     S604 through S621.5


  • Ground and Surfac Waters (watersheds, runoff, groundwater, lakes, rivers, streams, etc.)     GB980 through GB2988
  • Supply, Pollution, Purification, and Distribution     TD201 through TD500


  • Wetlands (agriculture)     S604.4
  • Wetlands (biogeography)     QH87.3
  • Wetlands (physical geography)     GB621 through GB628.995

NRM 462

Plagiarism, Copyright, and Fair Use

Citing Sources

Style Required for this Class

Springer SocPsych Style 

Note that this style is based on the APA citation style, so you might find some helpful tips from that style guide, or form the Purdue OWL page on APA Citation Style.

Also note that, though it's based the APA style, it also uses a different style for the in-text citation, and some other variations. (See the note at the botton of the Pringer SocPysch Style document for more information.)


Citation Management Tools

EndNote Online (Good to use if you use the Web of Science database often)

Mendeley (Good for storing and annotating PDFs along with the reference/citation informaiton.)

Zotero (Good for use with the Firefox browser and if you use a cite a lot of websites/webpages as sources.)


Finding Images You Can Use


Try a search in Flickr for photos with licenses that allow you to use them without permission.


  1. Run a search
  2. Above the results, locate the Any license drop-down and choose one of the license types:
    • All creative commons
    • Commercial use allowed
    • Modifications allowed
    • Commercial use & mods allowed
    • No known copyright restrictions
    • U.S. Government Works.

Any of the above licensing options should eliminate any "all rights reserved" images from the results list. 

To see what license is attributed to a particular image from the results list

  1. Click on the image to open it.
  2. Under the image viewing area, to the right, you should see some text indicated the date the image was taken and the copyright information. For example:

Click on the license link to view more information about the license.

For information about all Creative Commons (CC) copyright licenses, see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/



You can also use some advanced settings in Google to search for images with various copyright licenses.

  1. Run a search in Google Images
  2. Click Tools
  3. Click Usage Rights
  4. Select one of the labels

However, do not assume that all images have a 'labeled' correctly. It is best to track the image back to it's original post and try to determine copyright from there.



Try these government websites for some photos and other multimedia. Generally, publications (images and otherwise) are considered public domain materials. However, this is not always the case. (For example, a department may publish a report within which they include an image for which the copyright is still held by the photographer. This is usually indicated in the caption of the photo, or elsewhere in the document.) Always confirm the copyright status of the image before you use it.



Try the Wikimidia Commons. Again, always confirm the copyright status before using an image.


Last updated: 8/18/2017