Librarians everywhere push for patrons to be sure to use images that do not have copyrights. A while back I found out that Flickr has a feature that allows you to search for creative commons images. It was a bit tedious for me. If you click the link mentioned above, images are sorted into six different categories: Attribution License, Attribution-NoDerivs License, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, Attribution-NonCommercial License, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License and Attribution-ShareAlike License. At times this is very useful, based on how you want to use the images. But, it can be cumbersome to search each category for the image that interests you.
That is where this tool comes in handy: JohnJohnson's Flickr CC Search Toy. Not only can you search for creative commons images on Flickr. This website will help you embed the picture you want from Flickr along with an attribution. This is definitely going to be added to my bookmarks. The image below is my first attempt at using this new "toy."
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
9 years ago