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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.
We recommend that you start your image search with the subscription database Britannica ImageQuest, which contains millions of images rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use.
Access millions of images which are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use.
If you're not sure about the usage rights of an image, please ask us for assistance!
Find Images Using Google
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 Creative Commons Licenses which allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator.
Best Practices for Attribution with examples; from Creative Commons.