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: Apr 21, 2014
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.
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.
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
An image and video hosting website which, as of June 2009, claims to host more that 6.3 billion images.