Images & Maps

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Britannica ImageQuest


Access Image Quest for more than two million images which have been rights-cleared for non-commercial education use such as in teacher lesson plans, assignments, activities, and whiteboards; student reports and projects; or school web sites, newsletters, newspapers, flyers, and bulletins.

Britannica Library Children


Find articles, pictures, and videos about animals, arts, language, places, plants, science & math, social studies, sports, and religions. Even tour the USA or compare countries! Start with Research Tools and Materials if you're doing a school project or report.

Sanborn Maps


Chart the growth and development of cities and towns in Washington with maps originally created for fire insurance purposes. Use the information to supplement your historical or genealogical research.

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Get point-to-point directions, check travel times, or just look up a location on Map Quest.

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Tip: find images

Find more images by searching Google Images for what you want, but then clicking on the little gear icon to access "Advanced Search." Once there, you can limit by color, image type, and most importantly, usage rights.