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Finding and Using Images  

Links to online image databases and websites; suggestions on searching for images in print publications; tools for presenting images; information on citing images; and guides to copyright information
Last Updated: Oct 2, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Major Image Sources

Listed below are some major sources for finding images.  This is just a starting place.  Use the Image Databases and Websites tab to search by subject categories.   Use the Books and Journals tabs to search for images in those formats.

  • ARTstor
    Close to a million images and associated catalog data from many time periods and cultures. The ARTstor Digital Library serves users both within the arts and in disciplines outside the arts.
  • AP Images
    An international photo archive of 700,000 images from the Associated Press' current year's photo reports and a selection from their 50 million image print and negative library.
  • Wikimedia Commons
    Search or browse this database of over 2,000,000 freely usable image (and other media) files organized by topic location and type.
  • Picsearch
    An image search service with more than 3,000,000,000 pictures.
  • Oaister (Open Archives Initiative)
    A union catalog of digital resources from over 1,000 contributors. To find digital images, just add "cntnt" to your search term; for example: yosemite cntnt
  • Flickr
    An image and video hosting website which, as of June 2009, claims to host more that 6.3 billion images.


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