Enter your search term, and click Search.
On the results screen, click Tools below the search box.
Select Labeled for Reuse in the Usage Rights drop-down menu.
Search for images.
Click on EACH IMAGE that you'd like to use.
Click on the Visit Page button next to the image.
You will need to skim the resulting page to find the license for the image. If it is on Flickr, it will be in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Otherwise, skim the page for the words "license," "Public Domain," or "CC." You may also see one or more of the Creative Commons symbols (for more on these, see our Copyright page on this guide).
Click on the Any License drop-down menu.
Select All Creative Commons to see images with a range of different permissions, or select the specific kind of permission you need. Select U.S. Government works for images in the public domain.
Search for images, and click on the ones you want to use.
License information will be in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
If the license is a Creative Commons license, like the one above, first find the name of the owner or artist (in Flickr this will be on the lower left-side of the screen).
Then go back to the lefthand portion of the screen, where the license information is. Click on the link next to the Creative Commons symbols (it will say something like "Some Rights Reserved).
You will be taken to a page which lists the terms of the license. In most cases it will require you to give credit to the owner of the image and to link to the terms of the license (the same page you should be on when reading the terms of the license).