Skip to main content

Google Search

Refine Image Usage Rights

Once you have a set of images, click on Search Tools and select Usage Rights. This allows you to limit images that have been given a Creative Commons license allowing others to legally resuse their images. Teach your students to isolate these types of images and then site them appropriately. You name the license and give a link to it as well as a link to the image itself.

Here are eamples for citing Creative Commons images in PowerPoints and websites: taken from How to Attribute a CC Work:

An Ideal Attribution
This video features the song “Play Your Part (Pt.1)” by Girl Talk, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license. © 2008, Greg Gillis.
A Realistic Attribution
Photo by mollyali, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.
A Derivative Work Attribution
This is a video adaptation of the novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license. Copyright © 2003 Cory Doctorow.

Find Similar Images

Click on the camera icon in the image search bar to upload a photo or link to an image on the web. Google will then try and find similar images. 

Refine Image Properties

Use advanced Images search for image options such as colour and to select file size. If image is copyrighted, do not use in a permanent website or flyer without permission.

e.g. Escher; for coloration select black and white

“world war II” canada. Indicate the size of image that is preferred. Use right mouse button to save.