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COMM 12: Technology and Communication - Searching the Web: Images

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Finding Images for Your Project

To find images for your project: 

Below are a few links to help you get started. 

Consult our LibGuides on Images you can use for educational purposes to find out about many other image sites.


 Google Images

  • Here's a little trick to find images you can use.  After doing your search, click on the small "gear" icon  that appears in the top right corner of your results page. 
  • Click on it and select  Advanced Search.
  • Limit your search to images that are free to use or share (under "Usage Rights")

  • When you find an image you like, always read the information under "license" to learn more about the conditions under which you can use it.

This site offers convenient links to search services providing access to creative commons materials (images, video, music, etc.)


AP Images

This database includes over 500,000 photos from the Associated Press, featuring state, regional and national photos from North America, as well as international photos, some dating back as far as 1844.

Because the library has a subscription to the AP Images database, you can freely use the images for your online project, as long as it's only available to the SCU community. But if you were to post your project on the open web for everyone to see, you would have to pay a fee.