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Copyright Library Research Guide
Check out this library research guide to get up to speed on the basics of copyright law, fair use, public domain, copyright & ASULearn, and permissions.
Creative Commons Search
This search engine draws images from a variety of CC approved sites.
After searching for something specific, click on "any license" to choose the proper license such as all creative commons.
New York Public Library
Public domain collections that are free to share and reuse.
Free photos, illustrations, vector graphics, and videos.
Free vector art, illustrations, icons, and photos.
ASU Photos & Videos
University Communications' photo catalog
Free high resolution photos
A search engine for free photos.
Photos for Class
Images for use in the classroom and for educational purposes.
85 Free Stock Image Resources
List of additional places to get free stock photos, as well as their attribution guidelines.
Understanding Creative Commons is important so you can share and use knowledge in a legal and ethical way.
Whether you are using an image in a paper, poster, or presentation, you must give credit to the creator (author) of that image. If an item has a creative commons license, be sure to understand the requirements for attribution.
Here is an example of how a photo retrieved from Flickr would be cited in a reference list (APA format):
Viswanathan, N. (2009). Dogs! [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/nehavish/4073675070