Looking for some great sites to conduct research? Try one of these!
Clipart and Images
The Internet has made it increasingly easy to locate, save, print, copy, and re-use images; however, many online images are protected by copyright and cannot legally be downloaded and re-used. Here are some helpful sites for you to use to locate free (and legal) images!
Creative Commons: Here you can read about creative commons licensing, a method of copyrightingimages while allowing others to use them. Many of the following sites contain images that are protected under a creative commons license.
Flickr: This photosharing site contains personal images from users all over the world. Use the advanced search feature to search strictly within creative commons content.
Wikimedia Commons: A repository for shared media, this site contains video, audio files, and much more, in addition to images.
Encyclopedia of Life: Although this site is intended as an informational database on all of earth’s living species, it serves as a great place to find pictures of animals and other organisms.
Discovery Clip Art Gallery: Specifically designed for teachers, this site categorizes colorful clip art into school subjects and other related areas. Images on this site are subject to copyright restrictions; however, teachers are free to use them as long as they are attributed correctly.
Phillip Martin: This site shares colorful cartoon drawings, free to those who attribute them to the artist. Images categories include Geography, Family, Science, The Arts, Language Arts, Sports, and many, many more.
Pics 4 Learning: “A copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students,” Pics 4 Learning contains images related to several school subjects, as well as a user-friendly tutorial on how to use the site.