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Finding PD- and CC-licensed images

Go here for more information on copyright, public domain, and creative commons

  • Google Image Search - Advanced
    Second option from the bottom is "Usage Rights"; select "cleared for reuse" from the drop down and search away. Cite image from the source, not the search.
  • Flickr: Creative Commons page
    Flickr has a CC page; again, since you're creating not-for-profit, educational material, you can stick with the most general option (Attribution).
  • Images on Wikimedia
    Wikimedia Commons is the media section of Wikipedia. All material on Wikipedia is CC-licensed with attribution (you must cite but you can't alter it or make money).
  • MorgueFile
    Great images, but with MorgueFile, you MUST alter the image! These images may not be used as-is.
  • Public Domain images
    Wikipedia maintains this list of resources for images in the public domain. Additonally, almost any image from before 1923 is public domain.

Powerpoint Alternatives

  • Slide Rocket
    Online version of Powerpoint; the free service should be more than enough power for all your slide needs.
  • Keynote
    Available on all Mac computers. Like a shinier, happier Powerpoint.
  • Google Presentation
    Available under Google Docs in your LREI GoogleApps account. Requires a reliable internet connection. Allows flipbook-style animation, too!

Alternatives to posters, papers, or Powerpoint-style slide shows


The Presentation on Presentations

Tools: editing and embedding videos, more

Resources for Effective and Attractive Presentations


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