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UNIV 1102- Kutil: Home

Course guide for Dr. Kutil's AP seminar

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Finding Free Images

There are lots of images that are free to use-- either the artist/photographer made them free or they're in what's called "Public Domain." Check out some of these option. But don't forget-- you always need to cite any images you use!

To cite an image found online, follow this format:

Photographer, P. (Year of publication). Title of photograph [Photograph]. Source. URL

So an example would be:

Voltamax. (2017). Untitled [Photograph]. Pixabay. https://pixabay.com/images/id-2019420/

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  • Who is the intended audience?
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Web Resources

When searching Google, remember these tips:

  • Only want to search through .gov or .edu sites? Try a search like this:
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    • "vaccine hesitancy"
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  • Use "in between" words like AND, OR, and NOT in between your search terms
    • covid AND diabetes
    • vaccine OR inoculation
    • STD NOT herpes

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