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Shepaug Valley School Library: Images

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Find copyright-free images here!

Images from New York Public Library

collection of high resolution images spans the breadth and depth of NYPL’s holdings - historic maps, atlases, botanical illustrations, manuscripts, photographs, and ancient religious texts.

Additional Sources of Copyright-free Images and Icons

Using Images in Your Projects

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How to Cite an Image or Photograph

Here is the information you need to properly cite a digital image or photograph:

Creator’s Last name, First name. “Title of the digital image.” Title of the website, First name, Last name of any contributors, Version (if applicable), Number (if applicable), Publisher, Publication date, URL.


Vasquez, Gary A. Photograph of Coach K with Team USA. NBC Olympics, USA Today Sports, 5 Aug. 2016,


If the digital image does not have a title, include a description of the image. Do not place this information in quotation marks or italics.

If the picture was found using Google Images, do not cite Google Images as the publisher. Instead, click on the picture and use the information from the website that is hosting the picture.

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A Note about Google Images

Not all Google images are copyright free. To find a Google image that you can legally copy, go to Google Images and enter a search term. When the results are returned, click on Search Tools, then Usage Rights. Use the pull-down menu to make the appropriate selection.