A BRIEF GUIDE ON HOW TO SEARCH FOR INFORMATION EFFECTIVELY

Using databases to locate images and information:

Using search engines to locate images and information:

Google is a good place to start if you are using search engines. Google has different ways to search for information. Let's start by conducting a general search.

Google.com

Click Advanced Search.

Always click on View Full Image to get the URL. Download the picture to your Pictures Folder or your Desktop. Also, check the left hand side bar. This gives you options for Any Size, Any Type and Any Color. Check those that apply.

Now your images can be used in your magazines.

Also remember to cite your source. Don’t forget to add the URL and photographer or creator to your document or project. This can be added right under the picture. At the very least, you need to include the name of the photographer and their website and the URL where the picture was located.

If you are using Google Docs and try to insert a picture through Google Image Search, Google will only search images that are free to use and modify, even commercially. This is why you see a limited number of images when you click on Insert Image, Google Image Search.

Additional search engines and search resources:

Firefox Browser - In the search box (on the right hand side), click the arrow down, select CC for the Creative Commons search add-on.

Bing

Creative Commons 

Picsearch - http://www.picsearch.com/

Spezify - http://www.spezify.com/

Yahoo - http://search.yahoo.com

Pics 4 Learning - http://pics.tech4learning.com/

Thinkfinity.org

Wikipedia

Copyright Friendly Wiki (not all websites have been verified but good resource)

Joyce Valenza Google Search Tools

ALSO LOOK AT NON-PROFIT, and OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT / COUNTRY WEBSITES

Resources collected from a variety of copyright free sources / bduarte 12/10