Content Library: not a valid search

May 30, 2018

Hi there. I usually don't have an issue trying to find relevant art in Content Library, but this search puzzles me. I'm searching the term "salesman" and coming up with only 29 photos, most of which have nothing to do with sales. Please see the attached.

Any thoughts? I was looking for interactions between two people in a business situation with different expressions. Maybe I'll have to use Getty.


3 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Cheryl,

Trina has a great article here on "Two Tips for Using Content Library That’ll Save You Oodles of Time" and she had also shared these other tips previously: 

Start with a little word association since one word can mean a lot of different things. Let’s say I need a picture of someone falling for a workplace safety course. If I search “fall,” I end up with lots of images of waterfalls and fall foliage. But if I search for a related term like “safety,” I’m more likely to find something that works.

It can also help to think contextually to broaden your image options. Instead of searching for “boss” or “businessman,” I might search for environments or situations where you’d find those types of people. I’ve found that the results of this approach are relevant to my course and also help me convey the right feeling for my content.

Hope that helps! 

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