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Copyright - Quick and Easy: Images

This libguide will provide quick answers to the how-tos of understanding copyright. This guide includes forms, contact information and necessary tools for understanding basic copyright.

Fair Use in Media Literacy Education

Royalty Free Media Resouces

  • Archival Research Catalog  
    National Archives Database of various governmental and historical images, videos, sound bites. Be sure to check each resource's copyright statement.
  • Creative Commons Search  
    Search for images, video, sounds, and more.
  • Flickr  
    Be sure to select the Creative Commons option before searching! Use for photos or videos.
  • FreeFoto.com  
    "FreeFoto.com is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required)."
  • Free Images  
    The only drawback is you have to join this site first.
  • Free Photographs  
    "An online resource for royalty-free stock photographs for non-commercial use."
  • Library of Congress Collection  
    Produced by the Library of Congress and mostly free. Be sure to check the copyright statement before using.
  • The Morgue File  
    "Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!"
  • Google LIFE Photo Archive  
    Images with copyright restrictions will have a note on the actual image.

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