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Quick Tip: How to Find Public Domain Images

by Rhonda Kitchens on 2021-05-13T20:28:00-07:00 in Library and Research Skills | 0 Comments


CCO 1.O Universal CCO 1.0

For images, the.  is the most permissive license. Google images are often copyrighted. By deliberately choosing searches that are composed of public domain images, copyright infringement can be avoided.

CCO 1.0 Universal Copyright :  Public Domain Dedication

  • The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.

    You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. See Other Information.

But remember, in many cases, you will still need to cite it. Sometimes that is a caption below the image. Check your assignment directions, rubric, examples, or the guide of citation and documentation rules used for the work. 

Creative Commons Image Search



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