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WRPR 126: Radical Black Feminisms (HC)

Writing Program 126: Radical Black Feminisms and the Carceral State (Ebram) Fall 2022

Images and other sources

Using Google for Images and other search tips

Most people turn to Google first to find images. This can be problematic for many reasons, especially copyright. Many websites that might pop up as results, including image sharing sites such as Pinterest, will not provide you with appropriate information about an image. Therefore, try to use images from respected institutions, such as museums, libraries, and other university sites. Here are some tips (all of these tips work for Google images as well!). 

  • Search for only academic websites:
    Add to your search terms to search for (US) academic websites. For example: queer art will yield only college/university results. Pay attention to the results you get from Google--look at the URLs (the website's address) and be sure they end with .edu. 
  • You can do the same for museums or libraries, or government sites, just change the .edu to .org or .gov. Search for something such as Ansel and you will likely find museums and other institutions that hold his artwork. 
  • You can also search within a particular website, just add the following "site:" statement to your search results. 
    keith haring
  • Use double quotes to search for exact phrases such as "visual studies." 
  • Emphasize certain search terms:
    Use the + sign to bring search results containing certain terms towards the top of your Google results.
    For example: queer representations +drag
  • Eliminate commonly associated search terms. You can exclude search results that include certain words. For example: 
    postcolonial art -India will yield results about postcolonial art but will not include Indian artists.