Many companies make freely available poster templates. Inclusion in this list does not indicate endorsement of other services these companies may provide.
Creative Commons licenses give content creators the option to license their works for others to use for free. This means you can use the content, provided you abide by the license agreement.
Aside from these six licenses. Content creators can also designate their content with a CC0 - this is when they have given up the copyright to the content, allowing it to be reused with no conditions attached.
More detailed information is given in the Creative Commons website.
The four things to include when attributing or giving credit to a creator, are:
Example of attribution
Note: Wellcome Collection provides examples of how to credit images from their collections.
The Creative Commons webpage on best practice for attribution provides further examples.
If you are looking for images to use for an assignment or presentation, there are two important things to consider.
Use of images may be allowed for educational purposes, but for content shared outside of the classroom or with the wider public, then you should not use copyrighted images.
For content that will be publicly available, you should ensure that you use images that are royalty free, copyright free, attribution free or have been designated a Creative Common - CC0 License. Images found on Google may not necessarily be free from copyright, and infringing copyright can lead to substantial financial penalties.
The website listed below does require attribution, but it has been included as it is a great source to use for broadening representation.
The Library also subscribes to Artstor, this image collection can be used for noncommercial and education purposes, more information available in the ArtStor copyright guide below.
There are many free to use tools online there that can help you to create great presentations. We have listed some of these below.
Please bear in mind the Library does not provide support for these tools, and as they are free, the conditions of use may be subject to change.