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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library
It's so easy to find images on the internet, but that doesn't mean that you can freely use them without the permission of the creator / owner of the image, be it a photographer, an artist, a museum or other group, organization, or institution. Use the resources we provide below to find images you can freely use in your project.
If you're not sure about the usage rights of an image, please ask us for assistance!
Find Images in Online Subscription Databases
Images in the following subscription databases may be used and must be cited.
Access millions of images which are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use.
Search individually or all together the complete content of hundreds of reference books in all disciplines. Browse subject collections in the left sidebar. Use this especially when you are researching a subject that may straddle disciplines to maximize your results.
Gale in Context: World History
Comprehensive collection of reference sources, primary documents, periodicals, maps and multimedia.
Modern World History
Overview essays, biographies, events and topics, primary source documents, timelines, maps and charts, images and videos from the mid-15th century to the present.
World History: The Modern Era
Chronicles influential world events and developments since the 16th century to support research and analysis of global trends, causal relationships, and current conflicts; with reference articles, peer-reviewed essays written by scholars, and thousands of primary and secondary sources..
To download an image, right click on the image and choose "Save image as". (On a MacBook, hold down Ctrl and click = right click)
Find Images on the Internet
On your image search results page:
- Click on Tools.
- Click on Size and choose Large so you get a clear, sharp image for your slide.
- Click on Usage Rights and choose Labeled for noncommercial reuse.
Citing Images in NoodleTools
NOTE: An image is cited on the slide upon which it appears rather than in the bibliography at the end of your project.
To cite an Image, choose the option that best describes where you found it:
- Database = a Taft Subscription Database such as Britannica ImageQuest.
- Website = a website like Digital Public Library of America or one found through Google Images.
- Print or In-Hand = a print book or reference source containing a chart, graph, or table.
Next you will choose the type of image you are citing. For instance, a cartoon or comic strip, map or chart, photo or illustration, or work of visual art.
- To download an image, right click on the image and choose "Save image as". (On a MacBook, hold down Ctrl and click = right click)
- To get the permanent URL of the image for your citation, right click on the image and choose "Copy image address".
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