Skip to main content

Images and Videos

Find freely accessible images and videos.

In This Guide

Using Images

Restrictions may exist for the images and videos shared in this guide.  Most allow personal or educational use. 

Creative Commons defines the different types of copyright agreements for their images.  Flickr also provides copyright information - many images can be used as long as you give credit to the artist.  Morguefile offers free stock photography that may be shared without attribution.

Ultimately it is your responsibility to understand the use guidelines for any image you use.

Citing Images

Most image collections (but not all) have directions for their terms of use. Remember to always provide proper attribution!  University of Maryland University College provides image citation examples for MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.  

What Does It Mean?

Royalty free or rights managed?  Stock photo licensing online has a helpful FAQ.  Basically...

  • Royalty free means the user of the image purchases or licenses the right to use an image without having to pay royalties to the copyright holder in the future. 
  • Rights managed images have restrictions on their use. 

Public domainSometimes it is difficult to assess whether a work is in the public domain, but when a creative work is considered in the public domain it is free to use as you wish.  Creative Commons provides a detailed definition.

Subject Guide

Kathy Murray's picture
Kathy Murray
Contact:
2nd Floor, Consortium Library

Office Hours: HSB 328
T 4p-6- & Th 9:30a-11:30a
786-1611
Website / Blog Page

Storing Images