16 DIGITAL VISUAL LITERACY database. It has a wonderful Infographics section with many graphs, charts, and other kinds of visualizations. The AP Newsroom is a primary source database available from EBSCO that contains over 12 million images cover- ing a variety of topics of both modern and historical significance. Out on the Web While databases are a great place to look for high-quality images, they’re certainly not the only source of images on the internet. Out on the Web, you may find some wonderful image sources. You can start looking for internet image sources in one of two ways: you can utilize a search engine, or you can browse or search an individual website. For search engines, Google Image Search is the most popular choice for image searching, but it’s not the only place you should look. Different search engines, of course, have differ- ent algorithms, so it’s always a good idea to be flexible and be prepared to search in several different places. Google Image Search Google Image Search is a powerful image search engine. Most of the time, when confronted with the need to search for an image, it’s the first place people turn to. Students are no exception to this, and with good reason. Google Image Search is easy and familiar to most searchers and allows you to search billions of images. Google Image Search has been helping users find the pictures they need since 2001, when searchers began looking for images of Jennifer Lopez’s 2000 green Grammy Awards dress but were unable to do so. Today, students and other searchers can find almost any image they want just by entering keywords into Google Image’s search bar. If your students are comfortable with research techniques, you might want to direct them to Google’s Advanced Image Search page, rather than the basic Google Image Search. This page, which can be found simply by search- ing for Google Advanced Image Search, allows searchers to craft a more complex search by using boolean-style logic. It also introduces the equiva- lent words and symbols for using this logic in a regular Google search, but the advanced search page is still useful as an introduction to the idea of creating complex image searches. In addition, the Advanced Image Search page has powerful filter tools. These tools can also be used on a regular page of search results by clicking on the Tools link, underneath the search bar. The Image size filter lets the searcher filter their results by image resolution. The Aspect ratio filter allows the searcher to narrow their results by the shape of the image.
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