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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library

20th Century US History: 1960s-1970s Activists Project: Images

About Images

Images and videos created at the time of your topic are also primary sources!


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 OR owner of the image. 
Use the resources we provide below to find images you can freely use in your project. 

Please note: primary sources including images are a reflection of the time and culture in which they were created and may contain language or other content that is considered offensive today.


If you're not sure about the usage rights of an image, please ask us for assistance!


Google Images 

On your image search results page:
  • Click on Tools.
  • 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.
  • Click on Size and choose Large so you get a clear, sharp image for your slide.
How To Cite An Image From a Website from MLA Style Center.



You may use images from any databases listed on the Reference Sources and Primary Sources pages of this guide in your project.

You may also use

Britannica ImageQuest

How to Cite a Picture or Image in MLA from Easybib includes these types of images (and more):
  • A photograph or image from a museum or institution (viewed online)
  • A digital image on a web page or online article
  • A photograph from a database