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AP European History: Early Modern Europe, 1650—1800: Images


About Images

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. 
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.


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. 


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 also be used and must be cited:

Find Images Using Google

Google Images 

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.

If you found a picture on a website that you'd like to use in your presentation, you can try a "reverse image search":

  • On your computer, open the Chrome browser.
  • Go to the website with the picture you want to use.
  • Right-click the picture.
  • Click Search Google for image. You’ll see your results in a new tab.
  • Follow steps above to limit your results to find Large-size images with Creative Commons Licenses.


Best Practices for Attribution with examples; from Creative Commons.


If you have any questions, see
Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, or Mr. Previti
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