Ridgeview Elementary School

RESEARCH TOOLS

Online Databases/Encyclopedias

Student-Friendly Search Engines

Images and Photos for Learning

We know that the image feature in google is popular with students and teachers because it is so easy to use. But the truth is that most of the images found on google are protected by copyright and require permission.Librarians often call google images the “shark tank” of copyright. Students need to be aware that giving credit is not the same as having permission to use an image. We recommend students and teachers try one of these “copyright friendly” sites instead. Be sure to pay attention to the “terms of use” for each of these sites. It can vary for each website and even for individual images within one website.

 ( * denotes sites that do not require attribution)

Britannica Imagequest

This is a district-purchased database with millions of rights-cleared images from one trusted site!  To use this at home, you must have district usernames and passwords.

DK Clip Art

Explore thousands of images from leading illustrated publisher Dorling Kindersley. Perfect for
illustrating homework, school projects and generally being creative, you can browse the clip art by A-Z
or by school subjects. DK holds the copyright but allows users to download, copy and display the
Images for your own personal, home and school use.

*EduPic Graphical Resource

Educpic Graphical Resource is a teacher designed free image resource for educators and their
students. All images contained within are free for use by education professionals and the students
they serve without permission.

*Microsoft Office Online

Download royalty-free clip art, photos, illustrations, animations, sounds, borders, icons, backgrounds,
and more for Microsoft Office products.

NASA Images

The most comprehensive compilation of NASA stills, film and video. Students may use the images for
school projects as long as they credit NASA

Pics4Learning.com

Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning
collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur
photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to
use all the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.