Thursday, August 11, 2011

Image Quest – New from Encyclopedia Britannica!

Simplify and improve your search for images with Image Quest. Now you can access two million rights-cleared images for educational use from over 50 of the best collections in the world. Dorling Kindersley Images, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, Oxford Scientific, and other leading names have joined with Britannica to provide the best and broadest collection of proprietary educational imagery. Instructors can use the images in their lesson plans and classroom activities while students will turn to the site as they work on assignments or course projects. Free of advertising and from trustworthy sources, Image Quest provides safe and fast access to high quality images on all topics and for all ages. Britannica has done the work of finding the best photos—most of which are not freely available on the Web—you can trust the source and be certain that you're using an accurate photo.

Images can be downloaded, printed, or saved in jpeg format. To access the images go to Encyclopedia Britannica on the library’s Database A-Z list (, search a subject and then click on an image. A larger version of the image will appear. To print, email or share the image, follow the prompts in the right column.

Questions or comments, please contact Lelah Lugo, or phone: 715-232-1552.

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