Image Databases

  • ARTStor    mu
    A digital library of approximately 550,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.

  • CAMIO  mu
    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.

  • MU Department of Art and Archaeology's online image collection.
    Contact the Curator for user name and password. For more information see the Visual Resources Center.

Searching for Images within Journals and Magazines

  • Academic Search Complete mu
    Multidisciplinary database indexing magazine and journal articles.
    Use Advanced Search and Limit results to images such as maps, charts, color photograph, etc.

  • Sciverse ScienceDirect mu
    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

Public Domain/Open Access Images

Understanding Fair Use and Copyright

Citing Images

  • Citing Images (from the University of Cincinnati)
  • Open Attribute
    Tool for producing correctly formatted citations for crediting Creative Commons licensed items.