Friday, March 06, 2015

Free images from the CSIRO ScienceImage archive

The CSIRO has released its ScienceImage archive under the Creative Commons Attribution license. This means that anyone can freely use, repost and modify items in the collection. The collection contains over 4,000 high quality images and videos of animals, technology, landscapes and many more subject areas. Some of the images and videos include information about the projects which involved the subject of the image or video recording.

The images are great for using in PowerPoint presentations to give it a professional look and feel. Using a high quality collection like ScienceImage to source images from will ensure you don't waste time trawling through clipart or armature images from Google. All you need to do is ensure you attribute the image correctly by adding a caption under the image and if required by your lecturer adding it to your referencing list.

Here is an example of attributing the CSIRO in the image caption:

A beach in the Northwest Shelf - Image from CSIRO ScienceImage licensed under CC BY 3.0
Check out the Copyright for Students library guide for a list of more Creative Commons image databases.

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