Ever wondered how to find images on Google that you could use legally in papers, on posters, etc.? In other words images that are not copyrighted? Well wonder no more because Google has made it simple as pie, and I am here to help you step by step:
- First, search for an image using a keyword.
- Next, make sure you are on the “Images” tab.
- Once the images have loaded you should see an option for “Search Tools” — Click on that (It should be on the same line as “Images”).
- A bunch of different search criteria will pop up — Choose “Usage rights.”
- From here you can choose which type of usage you would like: “Labeled for use with modification,” “Labeled for reuse,” “Labeled for noncommercial reuse with modification” and “Labeled for noncommercial reuse.”
In order to locate an image that you want to use as is, choose “Labeled for reuse.” If you would rather alter an image in some way, please choose “Labeled for use with modification.”
I hope you enjoy your new found freedom when searching for images using Google! For more help with this, or with technology in general, please visit or call (269-781-7821, ext. 10) the Information Desk.