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Copyright & Fair Use: Find Images & Media

Finding Images & Media

Google Image

  • Open Google Image and type in your search
  • Click "Tools"
  • Click "Usage Rights"
  • Select "Labeled for noncommercial reuse"

google image toolbar

 

Free Image Sources

Click here for an amazing supply of diverse stock photos.

Online Resources

Library Resources

YouTube

  • Type your search terms into the search bar
  • Select the "Filters" drop down menu
  • Select "Creative Commons"
  • Make sure to give attribution to the copyright owner if the license requiresYouTube Creative Commons how-to

​For full length video, find resources on the Blackboard page. 

Vimeo

You can browse the Vimeo: Creative Commons Videos or you can narrow your Vimeo search results by Creative Commons license. The option is in the advanced filters on the left sidebar. The license information is shown under the video, by the title and the creator's name.

Vimeo Creative Commons how to

 

Creative Commons is an incredibly useful tool for users and creators. The site is a "standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work-on conditions of your choice."

You can use the Creative Commons Search to find images, media, media, music, and video.

Crediting Images & Media

If the copyright owner does not have a specific attribution tag for you to use, the best practice is to include their name, the source, and any information on the license type. It is also advisable to link back to the original item.

Here is a starting point:

Title by A. Creator, via source (License Type)

Example: 

Zebra wikicommons example

Image Credit: Equus quagga by J. Huber, via WikiCommons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

CC BY-SA 2.0

If the copyright owner does not have a specific attribution tag for you to use, the best practice is to include their name, the source, and any information on the license type. It is also advisable to link back to the original item.

Title by A. Creator, via source (License Type)

Example:

Lost in Your World by Purple Planet Music, via http://www.purple-planet.com

If the copyright owner does not have a specific attribution tag for you to use, the best practice is to include their name, the source, and any information on the license type. It is also advisable to link back to the original item.

Title by A. Creator, via source (License Type)

Example:

National Geographic Documentary - The Great Zebra Migration by BBC Discovery Planet Animals, via YouTube (CC BY)

Images and media from Creative Commons should have attribution information included, but the site includes their best practices for attribution. The wiki includes great examples and explanations that can help in crediting materials you are unsure about.

The format for attributing a public domain item is:

Title of work [linked to original site] by Author, Date (if known, or n.d.]. Public Domain.

 

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 This content is under a Creative Commons License that requires attribution to Texas Wesleyan University.