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Image databases we pay for
The library subscribes to two image databases. This means that we pay for these images and in turn are given the license to use them within a school setting.
AP Images Collection (EBSCO)
Photographs, articles and sound recordings from over 100 years of Associated Press news coverage.
License information: these images can be used to support classroom learning, in classroom presentations and reports, and in face-to-face settings. They may not be posted online unless they are behind a password on a classroom site.
Image Quest (Britannica)
Access more than two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world.
Free online image collections
Several sites provide access to images that are either copyright-free or that have been made available for use under certain guidelines. Be sure to look for copyright permissions before using these, as there are a variety of licenses.
Creative Commons Search
This tool allows you to search for images and sound recordings from a variety of sources including Google Images, Flickr, Wikimedia, and YouTube. Be sure to check the use permissions for any image you choose.
Photos for Class
Free Creative Commons images licensed for public use, with attributions included. One of the fastest and easiest ways to find a properly attributed image.