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Library Resources for the First Year Student

Image Searching

An Exploration

  • When searching for images it is important to be flexible, creative, and remember it may take more than one try to find adequate results
  • You can try searching databases with keywords or browsing collections but whatever method you choose remember to look for images that have a clear copyright message (you want free to use and change). You will still need to provide attribution - a proper citation. See the search bot example below.

Josh Ellingson (Creator). (2010). Physical search box [Cartoon]. Retrieved from