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What's the Big Deal?
If you choose not to create your own images, you should look for images that artists and photographers WANT to share--freely, without their permission. When using images from the sites below, double-check to make sure that the owners of the images are willing to share them freely--some may have minor restrictions.
Note: you still need to cite where you find these images!!
Creator Last Name, First Name. Title or Description of Image. Day Month Year Created. Website, Day Month Year Published, URL. Day Month Year Accessed.
Smith, John. Flowers. 13 Sept. 2013. Flickr, flickr.com/
ld.php?content_id=35755964. Accessed 10 Dec. 2018.
#2 Way to Find Images
1. Go to main Google Images search page.
2. Search for your terms.
3. Click on the gear icon at the upper right corner of the page; select Advanced Search.
4. Scroll down and select “free to use, share, or modify."
**Always double-check the license details!**
Other Ways to Find Images
Creative Commons: Flickr
Our favorite way to search Creative Commons images--through Flickr. This page explains the different types of rights that owners maintain over their images. Again, make sure you only use images with an appropriate license. Click See More under each type of license to search images with that license.
The general entry to a Creative Commons search, giving you all the options for searching for images and media that have creative commons licenses. Be careful, though! Creative Commons does not take responsibility for the results. YOU STILL HAVE TO READ THE FINE PRINT.
All free images. No thinking involved.
Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web
Great, searchable collection of image exhibitions. "You may download low-resolution images directly from the web site for personal, research or study purposes for free. This includes classroom use and student projects."
Free stock images.
"A database of 12,281,711 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute."