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Images, Artwork, and Multimedia: Images

Using Google for Images

Google Images allows you to search for images and narrow to a specific reuse permission. This can be a fast easy way to find images for a project.  To do this, go to the Tools menu after you run your search, then select Usage Rights. 

You have the following options for Usage Rights:

  • Labeled for reuse: Allows you to copy or redistribute its content if the content remains unchanged.
  • Labeled for reuse with modification: Allows you to copy, modify, or redistribute in ways specified in the license.
  • Labeled for noncommercial reuse with modification: Allows you to copy, modify, or redistribute only if it is for a noncommercial (i.e. nonprofit) purpose. Most educational use would fall into this category.
  • Labeled for noncommercial reuse: Allows you to copy or redistribute content that remains unchanged and only if it is for a noncommercial (i.e. nonprofit) purpose. Most educational use would fall into this category.

Select tools under the search bar, then choose Usage rights

Fair Use and Images - Know the Law

Fair use provides the broadest and most flexible exception to copyright limitations. It is technology-and-format-neutral and can be applied to any medium.  A fair use determination requires a good faith analysis of four equally-weighted factors specified in the law. Fair use can be the most challenging and difficult determination to make. The following tools can help you understand the four factors, weigh them, and make an informed decision.

Using Your Own Images, Video, Art Work, or Music

If you are the creator and the copyright owner, great!

If you are posting or publishing photographs you have taken, get the written permission of the subjects. See the language in this sample Media Waiver.

Other Image Sources

List of Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning
http://blogs.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/complete-list-free-stock-image-sites-e-learning/?utm_source=REL&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RELFEED

Creative Commons
https://search.creativecommons.org/

DPLA, Digital Public Library of America
https://dp.la/
The riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, freely available to the world. Search by Format including Image, Text, Moving Image, Sound and more. Rights, Copyright, Permissions clearly stated for each item.

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/
Copyright and Other Restrictions That Apply to Publication/Distribution of Images:
Assessing the Risk of Using a P&P Image

https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html

British Library
https://imagesonline.bl.uk/?service=page&action=show_home_page&language=en
Images for sale and vintage 
images free for download

Wikipedia directory