Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Helping Students Find Images and Cite Sources

It is important to teach students how to find Fair Use/Creative Commons images that they are free to use or modify in their work.  When using Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings, students can search for images that are free to use from right within the Google App.  In the following example, I'll show you how to do this in Google Docs, but you could follow the same instructions if you are using Slides or Drawings.

  1. In the top menu bar, choose "Insert".
  2. Then choose "Image".
  3. Choose "Search".
  4. Then type in your search term.
  5. Click on the magnifying glass.
  6. You can search Google, Life, or Stock Images by clicking on the different icons.
  7. Then you will click on an image you want to use and press "Select" to add it to your document.

Research Tool to Automatically Cite Sources
Another great tool in Google Docs and Slides is the Research Tool Bar.  This allows students to find not only images but web resources.  It will then automatically create footnotes for you to cite your sources in MLA, APA, or Chicago styles.  Here are instructions on how to use the Research Tool Bar.

More Tips and Tricks for Student Research Using Google Tools
If you are interested in more tips and tricks to help your students do research, here is a presentation I gave at the Annual CUE conference this year.

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