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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
Library Media Center

Summer Reading at BMS 2016


Details of the Summer Reading Program 2016 can be found below:

BMS Summer Reading 2016.pdf


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   *All information about Summer Reading is a Canvas Course which all students were invited to join!

OverDrive eBook Information

BMS’s digital library website

*OverDrive gives access to all BMS students for adult books.  

Books cannot be limited (as can be done in the LMC with the YA permission slip.)

Username &Password- the same used to log-into your device

OverDrive Help Videos

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)

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!


 Search Our School Library Catalog by clicking the picture below...



LMC Staff

Fiorini, Michelle
LMC Teacher
Ogorek, Barbara
LMC Assistant


Use the below link to find great books at your AR level!



To take an AR test, click below (only available at school during normal operating hours):



See LMC Helpful Handouts (below) for how-to instructions.

STAR & AR Reading

For STAR & AR Reading Procedures, click HERE !

Helpful Links for Teachers



There are resources galore here for educators!