Answered By: Laura Baker
Last Updated: Feb 05, 2020     Views: 5

Images/pictures abound on the internet.  However, it is not always clear which images are copyrighted and which ones are in the public domain.  (Whether an image is copyrighted or in the public domain impacts how the image may be used)  The library subscribes to a few databases that allow you to search for and use images in a variety of ways and circumstances.  Some are more restrictive than others in terms of how  you can use what you find.  Image Quest is one of the most useful sources because all the images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use including use in reports and projects or on school Web sites, newsletters, newspapers, flyers, and bulletins.

To discover more about finding images/pictures, check the following guide: https://libguides.furman.edu/media/resources/images

For an overview of copyright and online images: https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/copyright-fair-use-and-how-it-works-for-online-images/

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