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Copyright Friendly: Images

Find copyright-free music, photos, film clips and music for your school projects.

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How to 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If the picture was found using Google Images, do not cite Google Images as the publisher.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.

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.

A Note about Google Images

Not all Google images are copyright-free. To find a Google image that you can legally copy, type your search term into Google, then click on the Images tab at the top of the page. Click on Search Tools, then Usage Rights. Use the pull-down menu to make the appropriate selection.