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Images: Find images

Use this guide to find and use copyright-friendly digital images to use in your work. Don't forget to cite them properly!

Find free images

Wolfram Alpha Image Identification Project

Wolfram Alpha is a different kind of search engine, and they've added a image identification search. Paste in the image, and this search engine will try to identify what it is.

Image Search in Google!

Let's face it...Google Images will be your first (and possibly only) stop in your image search.  Let's make sure we understand a few basics:

1. The images you see first are teeny tiny thumbnails, not the larger, full-quality images!

You have to click the image at least once to drill down to the full-size image below.  Then you can drag that image to your desktop.

2. Make use of the Google Image Search Tools at the top of the page.

Most useful is "Image Size", which allows you to specify a large or small image. 

UN Photos

Slide Templates

Public Domain Pictures

Free Digital Photos

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Read what Richard Byrne has to say about this site.


Search for public domain posters and other graphic images.

Don't always trust the images you see on the Internet!

Don't forget to cite the images you use!

Creative Commons License

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