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Tips and Strategies for Using Images

Images can make your coursework more engaging, illustrate a point, enhance a presentation and more. But make sure you understand how to use images correctly in your work and avoid copyright infringement or plagiarism:
  • Use this guide to learn about copyright and using copyrighted material in your work.
  • Remember! Even if an image is available for free, you still have to cite it to avoid plagiarizing. Noodletools can help you with citations.

Where To Look


Includes                    Ads/Posters Architecture Arts Current Events Entertainment History Maps People Places Science Sports Details
Academic Search Complete        check  check   check      check  check Click “More” at the navigation bar at the top of the page, then “Images”
American Library Association Digital Images Collection Guide  check  check  check      check check  check  check  check  check  
American Memory  check  check        check           Look for “photographs” and “films” in search results
ARTstor      check                  
Biography Reference Bank                check       Under “Limit To”, check the box that says “Results with Images”

Creative Commons

check check check check check check check check check check check Creative Commons licenses allow you to use, share and / remix images

(Liberal Arts Digital Archive SErvices) Collection

 check              check  check     Save images to your cart to make slide shows and RSS feeds
Emergence of Advertising Art in America (1850-1920)  check                      
Gale Virtual Reference Library        check    check           Choose “Image Caption” in the drop-down menu next to the search box
Great Buildings Collection    check                    
Oxford Art Online      check                 Use the “Search for images only” box
NOAA Photo Library                    check    
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center        check    check           Click on “Images” above the search box
 ProQuest Historical Newspapers  check          check           Click on the “More Search Options” tab at the bottom of the page, then select Document Type “Photo standalone”
   Ads/Posters  Art  Architecture  Current Events  Entertainment  History  Maps  People  Places  Science  Sports  Details

Look here for more images: > Databases by Type > Image Collections

'Frame', Connor Cesa, The Noun Project

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