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Google Images offer an easy way to search for fair-use images.

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About Creative Commons


Many of the fair use images found using the above Google Image search method have Creative Commons licenses.  Here is more info:


Citing Images in APA

The following information was created by Maria Barakovskykh of SCF Libraries, State College of Florida Manatee/Sarasota:

Images, diagrams and other visual artistic works should be cited as any other type of work. Below are some examples:

Try to find as much information as possible when citing an image and include it in the citation.

Basic Format:

Artist Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of the artwork [Format]. Retrieved from URL.

Image Without Author:

Title of work [Type of work]. (Year image was created). Retrieved from URL

Image With No Author, Title, or Date

[Subject and type of work]. Retrieved from URL

Note: You still need to cite the image even if you are missing much of the information. Please try to find images that do provide this information.

Google Images:

Go to the original location (website) of the image and cite in one of the formats above.


Note: Each Retrieved from source name is hyperlinked to the original page the image resides on


Public domain photo cited

photo of Amanda Gorman

Miller, Shawn. (2017). National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman [Photo].  Retrieved from:


Copyrighted photo cited for educational fair use


Meyer, Maddie/Getty Images. Mookie Betts [Photo]. Retrieved from Forbes online


Fan art with some rights reserved, cited according to cc license

Angie22Arts. Twilight Fan Art [Image].  Retrieved from: Flickr