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Using Images with Confidence

Understand concepts like copyright, fair use, public domain, and Creative Commons licenses to ethically use images in projects

Images & Their Licenses

ACTIVITY 1: Visit the hyperlinks below to view images.

  • What usages are permitted?
  • Is there licensing information?

Sample Images

  1. Mt. Fugi Illustration (pixeltrue.com)
  2. CGI-Abstract-4789 (openverse)
  3. Two Test Tubes (pexels.com)
  4. 10 meter platform diving finals, 1984 Olympics (calisphere.org)
  5. Road Map of California ... (dpla.org)
  6. smile face (flaticon.com)
  7. The Citadel of Cairo, residence of Mehemet Ali (digitalcollections.nypl.org)
  8. clock vector graphics (publicdomainvectors.org)

ACTIVITY 2: Visit the image collections or search tools below. Try a search for a desired keyword.

  • What kind of license(s) are applied to the images in this search tool? Where have you found this information?
  • Can you limit your search to a specific license type?

Sample Collections

  1. Pixabay.com
  2. Unsplash.com
  3. AP Newsroom (library database, VPN required if off-campus)
  4. flickr
  5. Google Advanced Image search
  6. ArtSTOR (library database, VPN required if off-campus)