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Guidance on finding and using images, sound, and other media from the Net, to avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Creative Commons


START HERE to search for
Images from: Flickr, Google Images, OpenClipArtLibrary, Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay.
Sound from: Jamendo, SoundCloud, YouTube
Some CC attribution provided

Finding health care images

More Search Tools

  • Tin Eye
    reverse search for images
  • WorldImages Database
    California State University IMAGE Project. for non-profit educational purposes, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 license
  • Fotor: Free Stock Photos
    free Creative Commons images. Provides embed code with CC attribution.

Finding media files

When using images, sound and videos in your presentations, look for images in the public domain, since you must still credit the source. This web page offers many sites that provide  images you can use. When searching for images in Google, look for media files that are labeled for reuse .

  • Search for images 
  • Click on "tools"
  • Click on "usage rights" / then  "labeled for reuse". This option appears after you have entered your search.

Other resources:


Give credit to your source

Look for media files that are in the public domain.


Design Tools

"free animation collection"

  Automated graphic design for PowerPoints

Wordle Create word clouds


Finding Sound Files

 Search for music from

Jamendo,  or SoundCloud,

Use CC attribution   

  theme music, permission with attribution

SoundBible Free sound clips, sound effects


Freesound - creative commons licensed sounds


Audio Recorders

  Audacity, Free audio recorder

 Audioboo 3 minute free audio recorder app, for mobiles or the web

More sounds


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