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Images and Videos

Searching for images is difficult because they don't typically have a robust textual component. Encourage students to be deliberate about their keywords and not too specific. It may matter more where they search. To choose a place to search, they need to know what type of image they are looking for (nature, historical, photojournalism, political cartoon)

Surprisingly, and unfortunately, our subscriptions to newspapers and magazines do not always include images. This is because of stricter copyright around images and the expense in reproducing and providing access to image files. This is why teaching students to find images on the web, as well as teaching them the various copyright issues surrounded their use, is important. Consider directing your students to:

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