This post is about finding images through Google that are safe to use, share, and sometimes modify.
- Type your topic
- Select Images
- Next go to Options (it looks like a cog)
From the Options pull-down menu select Advanced search.
Selecting Usage Rights
You are now on the Advanced Image Search screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and find the usage rights panel. It’s defaulted to not filtered by license. From the pull-down menu select one of the four options where you can use, share, or modify. Once you have made a selection, hit the Advanced Search button.
After you have selected an image visit the page to look for any restrictions. Quite often creators want an acknowledgement and that’s all.
Look for statements that say an image can be used, shared, or modified. Sometimes there might be language on the site that says all photographs can be used for educational purposes. Remember all Federal and State Government websites are copyright free.
Here is the pattern for citing a work of art (painting, drawing, sculpture, photograph, or other medium).
Artist, A. A. (copyright year). Title of work [Medium: Painting, drawing, sculpture, photograph, etc.]. Retrieved from http:// xxxxx
NB. Images from well known software programs, e.g., Microsoft Word or PowerPoint do not need reference list entries or citations. Describe in the text where the images came from. These programs are so well-known that citations and reference list entries are not necessary.
American Psychological Association (2012-05-25). APA Style Guide to Electronic References, Sixth Edition (Kindle Locations 769-774). American Psychological Association. Kindle Edition.
Ward, J. (1993). R L Transport Corp Hino NYA-759 in J Abad Santos near Solis Street, Tondo, Manila, Philippines [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/25653307@N03/3975941426/