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Image Searching

Resources and best practices for image searching. Includes the basics of copyright, how to search, best resources, and citations.

Copyright and Images

(Carol Simpson. Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, 4th edition, 2005, 40)


Public Domain works are not protected by copyright. These could be works not eligible for copyright protection, not creative enough, not created by a person or other factors. Works created by U.S. Federal employees during the course of their duties are not eligible for copyright protection. (Simpson 35) Educational publishers may use many public domain materials because there is no cost to use them, and the publishers can edit the materials as they choose.

Here are a few locations for Public Domain Materials but you will need to double check to make sure their information is correct.

Using Information Ethically

Do You Need to Cite Your Sources?

If you use them as a source, which of the following don't require citation?
Blogs: 0 votes (0%)
Emails: 1 votes (14.29%)
Images: 0 votes (0%)
They all require citations: 6 votes (85.71%)
Total Votes: 7
If you paraphrase a source in your own words, you don't need to provide a citation.
True: 0 votes (0%)
False: 5 votes (100%)
Total Votes: 5
Which of the following is NOT a reason to cite your sources?
Lend authority to your work.: 0 votes (0%)
Let readers retrieve sources that you've cited.: 0 votes (0%)
The more sources you list, the better your grade will be.: 4 votes (100%)
Give credit to the source's author(s).: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 4
Where do you need to include citation information?
In the body of your text.: 0 votes (0%)
In the header of each page.: 0 votes (0%)
At the end of your document in a references, works cited.: 0 votes (0%)
In both the body, using parenthetical citations, and at the end, in a reference list.: 5 votes (100%)
Total Votes: 5

What is Creative Commons?

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