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ERIC Number: EJ795370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Start Your Search Engines. Part 2: When Image is Everything, Here are Some Great Ways to Find One
Adam, Anna; Mowers, Helen
School Library Journal, v54 n5 p58-60 May 2008
There is no doubt that Google is great for finding images. Simply head to its home page, click the "Images" link, enter criteria in the search box, and--voila! In this article, the authors share some of their other favorite search engines for finding images. To make sure the desired images are available for educational use, consider searching for Creative Commons-licensed pictures. Thanks to the efforts of the Massachusetts-based organization, educators and students can now freely use loads of copyrighted images, as long as they credit the images' owners. When a person tags a picture with a Creative Commons license, they are indicating that they still own the image, but they will allow the user to use it under certain conditions, which include most public school and library uses. Creative Commons is also currently setting up a portal for teachers and an educational search engine. In the meantime, one can search for Creative Commons-licensed materials on Google, Yahoo!, Flickr,, OWL Music Search, and SpinXpress. Since these sites, however, often contain images that are not appropriate for kids, the authors recommend that only librarians and teachers search these sites for pictures. [For Part 1, see EJ793536.]
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Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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