A digital library of approximately 550,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.
Offers art images that are rights-cleared for educational use. There are about 95,000 art images-photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture-plus audio, video and mixed media.
Searching for Images within Journals and Magazines
Academic Search Complete
Multidisciplinary database indexing magazine and journal articles.
Use Advanced Search and Limit results to images such as maps, charts, color photograph, etc.
Multidisciplinary journal database.
Select Advanced Search
Click on Images tab to search for images by keyword, author or journal title.
PMC: Pub Med Central
Science journals database.
Can limit search to Field: Figure/Table Captions
Astronomy Image Explorer
Provides quick and easy access to images, illustrations, graphs, charts, and videos that have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Image Search Engines
- Google Images
- Bing Images
Creative Commons Search
Guide to Using Creative Commons Images
Searches for images provided by federal agencies
- Yahoo Images Search
Public Domain/Open Access Images
- Open Education Database's Guide to Little- Known Image Collections
- Flickr: Advanced Search (limit to Creative Commons-licensed content)
- Public Domain Sherpa
- Public Domain Images Online
- Wikipedia Public Domain Images Sources
- Yale Digital Commons
Understanding Fair Use and Copyright
Digital Image Rights Computator (DIRC)
Assists user in accessing the intellectual property status of an image