Answered By: Franny Gaede
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2014     Views: 10

Parahrasing text and short quotes is common practice in academic writing -- just be sure to give proper attritubtion to the source if you paraphrase or quote. If you are quoting a significant portion of the work, or a portion of the work that is central to the "spirit of the work", then it is advisable to seek permission. 

For use of charts, diagrams, graphs, drawings, cartoons, pictures, and web images in your faculty scholarship, it is always advisable to request permission to re-use from the copyright holder. Visit the Creative Commons libguide for websites that allow public usage of photos, and how to properly cite your images.