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Creative Commons images

  1. Google Image Search (
    1. Search for a topic.
    2. Select Search tools
    3. Select Usage rights
    4. Select whichever CC license makes sense for your needs.
  2. Flickr (
    1. Search for a topic.
    2. Select the Any license dropdown menu.
    3. Select whichever CC license makes sense for your needs.
  3. New York Public Library Public Domain Collections (
    1. Use the search bar.
    2. Before hitting search, select the box labeled Search only public domain materials
  4. Museum Collections of Art (
    1. As of 4/28/20, seven renowned museums have made images of public-domain artworks available for free and unrestricted use! That's over one million images!!!
  5. Shutterstock (
    1. Sign up for a free account - you can use the images you find (be sure to attribute them). Note - this isn't Creative Commons, but it is free! :-)
    2. Also, apparently they have music!?

Image + citation

Here is a sample image and unobtrusive citation:

ZOO Bojnice - Pralesnicka azurova

Sloviak, Michael. "ZOO Bojnice - Pralesnickaazurova." Wikimedia Commons.

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