This page in a nutshell:

You may use public domain works, but give credit.

No copyright.

Here at the Napoleon Bonaparte Wiki, we are writing articles on Napoleon I and his life. Sometimes, it is very hard to find a good place to start while writing an article. That's where public domain text comes in.

Public domain means the status of a literary work or an invention whose copyright or patent has expired or that never had such protection.[1] This means that you can cut, paste, and modify text from a public domain literary work without the worry of plagiarism. However, you must add the original source you got the text from.

Public domain worksEdit

Here are some good public domain books you can add text from:

  • Encyclopedia Americana - ...on Google Books - The Encyclopedia Americana has detailed and well-written articles that are now free to use.
  • - - is a great resource for finding public domain works.

Public domain imagesEdit


  1. - "Public Domain"
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