Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Britannica ImageQuest

Students! Teachers! Librarians! 

EResources are making our lives wonderfully uncomplicated. Looking for images for assignments, lesson plans, or educational projects? 

BritannicaImageQuest provides nearly three million rights-cleared photos and other images for homework, classroom activities and lesson plans. Images come from more than 50 of the best collections in the world, including the Bridgeman Art Gallery, Dorling Kindersley Images, Getty Images, the National Geographic Society and Encyclopaedia Britannica. 

Water-lillies by Claude Monet

All images are copyright cleared for educational use and the images are curated carefully, making this database a reliable, safe source. This is a wonderful resource to use to show your visual literacy skills.

Seal with young - British Antarctic Expedition (Terra Nova)
The Royal Geographical Society 

The database couldn't be simpler to use. Available day or night on any device, sign up is quick and easy ;all you need is your email address.  Searching is as quick as a key word or you can go on to selecting more filters to help you find the perfect picture.

Richie Benaud 1961 - John Birdsall Social Issues Photo Library

Once a desired image is found, users can click for a brief description. Another click yields a larger view plus a few more details. Once the image is enlarged, there are additional possibilities: citation information, the ability to add the image to a personal collection under “My Images,” and download, email, and print options. 

Royal Wave 1954
Queen Elizabeth II gives a wave as she leave Newcastle Town Hall, NSW Australia
Central Press, Getty Images

Photographs, maps, and drawings of nearly everything in the world: from Bunsen burners to Harry Potter, from Stonehenge to the Rolling Stones. Each photo comes with complete metadata, including the source, the copyright holder, caption, and keywords.

Carl Sagan - Science Source

Even if you don't have an assignment looming, perusing the collection images is a wonderful afternoon spent. Examples of available collections include Chicago History Museum, National Geographic Society, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum, PlanetObserver, Science Photo Library. COOL!

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