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Media Resource Center: Images + other Intellectual Property

Copyright? Fair Use? Creative Commons? Public Domain? Attribution?

Image Suggestions



Find Images You Can Use and Share

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. Search for an image.
  3. Under the search box, click Tools.
  4. To narrow results to images with available license info, click Usage rights and then choose a type of license. Learn about types of usage rights.
  5. Click the image you want.
  6. To find info on how to license and use the image, below the image in the right panel, click License details.

Other image sites to check:

Good Free Photos: 



Photos for Class: 

Flickr Commons: 


Additional IP Resources

Using Media Ethically from SchoolLibraryNJ

Resources from Copyright & Creativity High School Curriculum

Intellectual Property Resources

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit by Joyce Valenza

A detailed explanation of Creative Commons including videos, infographics, & lists of favorite image, sound and other media sources.

Copyright Flowchart by Sylvia Tolisano

An infographic summarizing what's important.

About Creative Commons Licenses

About Creative Commons Licenses


Best to Use


CC0 Public Domain, No Attribution required, OK for commercial and non-commercial


CC BY Attribution required.  OK for commercial and non-commercial


About Attribution


the action of ascribing a work or remark to a particular author, artist, or person.