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A wide array of images from across the disciplines, but quality can be uneven and may not include attribution of original source. If you plan to post images found via Google on the Web or use them in a publication, ensure you have permissions from the original source.
Google Search Tips
Basic Search Help
Learn how to maximize your searching in Google.
Advanced Search Tips
Visit this link to learn about advanced searching functions, like how Google uses Boolean operators (and, or, not).
Refining Your Search
Find Up To Date Images:
- if you want to find the most current images, do a Google web search for your topic. Then look on the left side of the results page and limit your search by time period. Next, click on “Sites with images” and you should have images from your requested time period
Limit your search results:
- The left side of Google’s results page provides
opportunities to limit your search results by:
- image type (face, photo, clip art, or line drawing)
- Dominant color
- File size
- Medium-resolutions between 400 x 300 pixels and 1024 x 768 pixels.
- Large- resolutions bigger than 1024 x 768 pixels.
- Icon- square images with the following resolutions: 50 x 50, 64 x 64, 96 x 96, 128 x 128, and 256 x 256 and images that are less than 50 pixels.
- The advanced search provides more opportunities to limit your results:
- Exact size
- Aspect ratio (proportions)
- File type (JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, SVG)
- Domain (examples: .edu, .org, .gov)
- Usage Rights-find images that are labeled for:
- Commercial reuse
- Reuse with modification
- Commercial reuse with modification
For more information on Google's usage rights search visit Google's Web Search Help page.
Using Images from Google
- Once you find your perfect image, cite the website the image came from, not Google. Provide the URL that takes you to the image.
Anish Kapoor by Robert Scarth