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Resources and tips for finding, analyzing, and citing images in your classroom, personal, or professional work

IMPORTANT: Using Images for Class Assignments

If you are working on a class project that will be published on a public website (i.e., somewhere other than Blackboard, where anyone online can view the work without a password), the rules for using some of these images change.

The resources listed below are meant for use with class assignments (projects, artworks, papers, presentations) only. If you are making work that will be shared on an openly-accessible site or app (shared on insta, tiktok, tumblr, etc.) and need images, or if you're working on a professional project (something you'll be paid for), see Find Images for Creative, Commercial, or Professional Use.

Image Resources by Topic

General Image Databases & Websites

These databases and websites include images from historic and contemporary sources, in a broad range of subjects or topics.