Answered By: Jessica Kiebler Last Updated: Jul 06, 2017 Views: 20
To find images for a presentation, including descriptions and ready to use citations, you can use the Britannica Image Quest database from the Library website.
There are also images in many other Berkeley Databases. You can use the Health Studies or Liberal Arts Database Comparison Sheets to see which databases allow you to search for images (See the video at the bottom of this page on using the sheets).
The images in these databases are selected, organized and labeled by information professionals so you will be using accurate images to represent what you need to show & can create citations for you to provide credit to the creator. When using images from Google or a search engine, you can always run the risk of accidentally using mislabeled, misattributed, copyrighted or manipulated images.
To access Image Quest and use the images, follow these steps:
- Go to the Library tab in the Blackboard.
- Click on the yellow "Research/Explore" tab and then click on "Databases"
- Click on "A to Z List" at the top of the page. Select "I" from the alphabet and find “Image Quest".
- Click on the database name to open it in a new window.
- In the search box, type an image you would like to find. For example, let’s search for a person – Abigail Adams.
- Review the images to select one you’d like to use. Click on the image to get more information and the tools.
- Once you’ve clicked on the image, you’ll see a “Cite” button to create a citation, the “Download” button to download a copy to your computer and an “Email” and “Print” button.
- When citing, make sure to select the appropriate citation style for your assignment.
The video below can help you get to the databases list. From there you could select “Image Quest”, or any of the databases from the Comparison Sheets, from the alphabetical list.