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U.S. History: Exploring Groups: How did WWII change America?: 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 source documents and images are a reflection of the time and culture in which they were created and may contain language or images that are considered offensive today.


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


Tips for Citing Images in NoodleTools

Find Images in Online Subscription Databases

Images in the following subscription databases may be used and must be cited.
NOTE:  If the image is within the body of an article, you may have to create an original citation. If you can find a comparable image whose citation can be exported, you can choose to use that. 
Contains Primary Sources means this source contains Primary Sources.
Resource Allows NoodleTools Export means you can export the citation for this source to NoodleTools.

If you have any questions, see
Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, or Mr. Previti
OR email us at
We're here to help!

Images Tips & Tricks

Ideally Image citations appear on the same slide as the image.
  • To download an image to your computer, right click on the image and choose Save image as(On a MacBook, Ctrl + click = right click). Save it on your desktop as a .jpg.
  • To get the image URLright click on the image and choose Copy image address. Edit your imported NoodleTools citation if needed to update using the image URL.
  • To insert your NoodleTools image citation on your Google Slide, click on Insert in the menu bar and choose Text Box.
  • Paste your citation into the text box.  Be sure the text box is wide enough to accommodate the citation in proper Chicago format with the "hanging indent."
  • Alternate location for your citation - if your teacher approves - is in the Speaker Notes box below the slide.

Find Images on the Internet with OpenVerse



More than 600 Million Reusable Images!

Sources of images include Flickr, Wikimedia Commons, and the digital collections of many libraries, archives, and museums



All Openverse content is under a Creative Commons license or is in the public domain.
  • A Creative Commons license 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.
  • The public domain consists of all the creative work to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply. 


Best Practices for Attribution with examples; from Creative Commons.



Digital Public Library of America (more than 37 million free-to-use images, texts, videos and  sounds held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. Keyword search or explore Browse by Topic, Exhibitions, and Primary Source Sets in the top menu bar. Browse by time period within Primary Source Sets.)

Google Images Click on Tools and choose Usage Rights: Creative Commons Licenses for images you may freely use.

Library of Congress: Prints and Photographs Online Catalog: Search by the subject/contents of the photograph/print and date for best results. If you start typing a date, a series of suggested dates and/or date ranges will pop up. If you need any help, please ask a Librarian!

The New York Public Library Digital Images Collection (Be sure to check "Search only public domain materials" when you search this digital collection  881,097 prints, photographs, maps, and more.)

Public Domain Images from the National Archives  (This set features images from the U.S. National Archives that are believed to be in the public domain. As NARA explains: "The vast majority of digitized historical documents and photographs in ARC are in the public domain. Therefore, no written permission is required to use them. We would appreciate your crediting the National Archives and Records Administration as the original source. For the few that remain copyrighted, please read the instructions noted in the description for the digital image.)

Wikimedia Commons (Wikimedia Commons is a free media repository of over 58 million freely usable items)

Citing Images in NoodleTools

NOTEAn 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 Openverse or one found through a Google Image search.

    • Print or In-Hand = a print book or reference source containing a chart, graph, or table.

  • Choose the type of image you are citing. For instance, comic strip or cartoon, map or chart, photo or illustration, or work of visual art.

If you have any questions,  Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, and Mr. Previti are happy to help!