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Public Speaking: Find Images

Resources to support students doing research for public speaking courses.

Public Domain, Creative Commons, and Royalty-Free Images

While students could most likely use a 'Fair Use" defense if challenged about their use of someone's image in their academic work, it is a good idea to learn about image resources you can use after graduation without copyright infringement. Like other works, images are subject to copyright laws. However, some artists and organizations designate their images as "free use", and some images have expired copyrights and thus are in the public domain. Here is a collection of image sites that will help you locate images that can be used freely.  Always cite images in your papers according to the appropriate guidelines (APA, AMA, Turabian)!

Art and Culture Images

Medical Images