Franklin Elementary School

Pictures for Projects and publications


Images For Your Projects

We know that the image feature in google is popular with students and teachers because it is so easy to use. But the truth is that most of the images found on google are protected by copyright and require permission. Librarians often call google images the “shark tank” of copyright. Students need to be aware that giving credit is not the same as having permission to use an image. We recommend students and teachers try one of these “copyright friendly” sites instead. Be sure to pay attention to the “terms of use” for each of these sites. It can vary for each website and even for individual images within one website.

( * denotes sites that do not require attribution)


DK Clip Art

Explore thousands of images from leading illustrated publisher Dorling Kindersley. Perfect for

illustrating homework, school projects and generally being creative, you can browse the clip art by A-Z

or by school subjects. DK holds the copyright but allows users to download, copy and display the

Images for your own personal, home and school use.


*EduPic Graphical Resource

Educpic Graphical Resource is a teacher designed free image resource for educators and their

students. All images contained within are free for use by education professionals and the students

they serve without permission.


*Imagebase Free Photos

A searchable database of free stock images with full permission to use the photos without attribution.

Most images are high resolution.


*Microsoft Office Online

Download royalty-free clip art, photos, illustrations, animations, sounds, borders, icons, backgrounds,

and more for Microsoft Office products.


NASA Images

The most comprehensive compilation of NASA stills, film and video. Students may use the images for

school projects as long as they credit NASA

Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning

collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur

photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to

use all the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.


Smithsonian Images

An amazing collection of photos on history and science. Students and teachers are may use these

photos for personal and educational purposes. You must credit the Smithsonian and the photographer.

See copyright section on the website for more detail on how these images may be used.