Image Searching & Copyright: Day 2

Why You Should Care and What You Should Do About It

Day Two: Google

Let’s say you’re working on a lesson for a chemistry class and you want to include an image of a water molecule. You do a Google Image search for “water molecule,” and pages of results pop up.


How can you make sure you can use them?

What to Do

In Google Images, there is a small box on the top left called "Search Tools." This box lets you filter your search by usage rights.

1. Click on “Search Tools.”

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2. Click on “Usage Rights” and select “Labeled for Reuse.”

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This will bring up images that have licenses that allow us to use them! But remember -- Google isn’t infallible! Please still check for a copyright statement on the image’s host webpage.

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