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Image Databases

The image databases listed here are some of the largest , highest-quality image databases available. All have extensive coverage of visual materials relevant to multiple disciplines.  Read the sites' copyright information before attempting to download and use an image.

Citation Resources

Images must be cited like all other resources.The citation should be accessible in the context of the image's use (within a Powerpoint presentation, on a web page, in a paper, etc.).

Image citations should include the following information at a minimum:

  • Title
  • Creator name
  • Repository information (museum, library, or other owning institution)
  • Image source (database, website, book, postcard, vendor, etc.)
  • Date accessed

Citations can be formatted according to the citation style you are using.

About Creative Commons

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Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that works "to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing, and remixing." Creative Commons licenses provide a way for people to share their work and make it available for others to build on and reuse.

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