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Using and citing images according to Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright & Fair Use

If you have not heard of copyright laws and Fair Use when using images, here is a short video on how to properly cite them, (in order to avoid breaking any copyright laws.)


"What?!? You mean I can't just copy and paste images from Google?"


"Yes, that's exactly what I mean, but don't worry. You can use some images. You just need to make sure you have permission to use the image and give credit to the source of the image."

Finding Images

  • The first thing you need to do when looking for images is to make sure you have permission to use the image

  • There are different resources you can use like Google (

Google is a very common and easy place to find images. However, you have to make sure you do and advanced search to find images with appropriate license.


Don't know how to do that?

No worries, click on the video below to find out!

Video link:


Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a great resource to use when you are looking for images, since it has many sources you can choose from.

Additional Resources

Here are some other resources you can use to find images:


Citing Images

Title, Author, Source, License

Title, Author, Source, License

Once you have all the images you want to use, remember you must also cite the sources. An easy way to cite an image is to include the following:


Title: What is the name of the image?


Author: Who created/owns the image?


Source: Where did you find it? (include the link)


License: How are you allowed to use the image?


References and Images

Ed Tech Team. (2014, January 23). 12 Must have resources for free public domain pictures to use in class. Retrieved from

LMC Helpful Handouts


LMC Procedure 2015.16 Everything you need to know about check-outs!


YA Permission   Form Permission for 5th & 6th graders to check-out YA materials.
AR Directions How to check if a book has an AR quiz!



BMS ebooks

OverDrive eBook Information

BMS’s digital library website:

Username: ID#  /  Password: D.O.B.

OverDrive Help Videos

Library Media Center

Resource Links

Doing Research?  Use these great databases to find information! 


*Britannica Online

*World Book (also Spanish) 

*Discovery Education  (videos)
-ALL videos have to be downloaded.  This takes extra steps and time.

-Read the video descriptions, and only download the videos if you feel the video will be beneficial to your research.


*EasyBib Handout with directions on how to cite sources

*Directions to access teacher-selected resources, use databases & download videos on United Streaming!

Use this great website to cite sources! 

*EasyBib (The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker)

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Book Madness 2016!


Sweet 16: March 1-7 (Votes are IN... click below on Elite 8)
Elite 8: March 8-14

Final 4: March 15-21

***Championship: March 22-23***

(Voting will end early for the Championship Round, so we can find out the winner before Spring Break!)

Students heard all about the 2016 Rebecca Caudill nominee books.

Click on the brochure below to get a copy of the RC2016 brochure!



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LMC Staff

Fiorini, Michelle
LMC Teacher
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LMC Assistant


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