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Images and Videos

Find freely accessible images and videos.

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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?

  • Royalty free means the user of the image purchases or licenses the right to use an image broadly for a one-time fee.
  • Rights managed images may be used in certain ways for a limited time period for a fee. 

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.

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Guide Owner

This guide is maintained by D'Arcy Hutchings.