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Guide to finding images for school projects and presentations.
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Creative Commons - Health images

Health Education Assets Library -

The Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) is a digital library that provides freely accessible digital teaching materials of the highest quality that meet the needs of today's health sciences educators and learners.

History of Medicine -

 The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.


Sources for Creative Commons Images

Flickr - A social networking site where Creative Commons photos can easily be found.

This is a Video Tutorial! Find Creative Commons images in Flickr  (2:14)

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Smithsonian Institution Research Information System - A searchable treasure trove of photographs, videos, images, and more.

Photopin - Offers an easy way to search Creative Commons images and are easy to download.  Generates a code you can embed crediting the photo owner automatically!

Yahoo Images - Yahoo now owns Flickr but retains its own search engine for finding CC images.

Wikimedia Commons - Rather unorganized, but has offers unique CC materials, which are also used in Wikipedia.

Library of Congress - Holds a wealth of images and photos of historical significance.  Read this page for more information about using LOC prints and images.

The Commons - A gathering of the world's public photography archives, a cooperative effort between Flickr and the Library of Congress.

Slideshare -  A source for presentation slides done by others and then shared. Some presentations are from academia, the business world and students for assignments.  While the slides can't be copied directly, you can find images you like then locate them using their source information.

Google Images - Another image search engine. Use the Advanced search for finding copyright-free images. Since it is harder to make the CC determination here, this site is not recommended..


Creative Commons - General Images

Luna Commons -  
The LUNA Commons provides free access to hundreds of thousands of images from reputable sources for educational and public use.

Students may download and use images in their own work. A credit to (c) Ian Britton - is required.
An individual teacher may make use of the images in the course of their own personal teaching work. A credit to (c) Ian Britton - is required. For Universities, colleges, etc. you may use the Internet size images for free. A credit to (c) Ian Britton -
Some of the images in the Digital Gallery may be subject to third party rights such as copyright and/or rights of privacy/publicity. Before using any of these images please review the Library's Terms and Conditions. The Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
Ephemera Collection-
This site is devoted to the identification, preservation, publicizing, and study of ephemeral publications that provide more-nuanced pictures of American culture and life. Because intended to aid scholars as well as collectors, this site focuses on artifacts preserving obscure information and imagery. (It excludes already-familiar ephemera such as posters, labels, comic books, and most cards). (Mission Statement) provides royalty free stock photos and images. They have released these images under the Creative Commons Attribution 0 License, also know as public domain.Disclaimer: While they took all the photos for, copyright law can be a bit confusing. For example, they might have a photo that shows a building or other item that is copyrighted . Depending on how you use that photo, you might be violating copyright. 

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