Find images for a paper or presentation using one of the websites or databases below.

Before you use an image, check the usage rights. Some sites require that you ask permission to use images, while others do not as long as you use the images for educational purposes and give credit to the creator.

When you create a Powerpoint presentation, the Bing image search results have a Creative Commons license.

Web

Creative Commons
Search websites for images you can share, use, and remix. Creative Commons allows creators of works to release them into the public domain or license works by placing some restrictions on their use.

Google Advanced Image Search
Limit your Google image search to images that that you can reuse.

Pexels
All photos are free for any personal and commercial purpose.

Pixabay
Free images or videos that you can use anywhere.

Visual Hunt
Most photos available from this website have a CCO license.

Public Domain, Copyright Free, Open Source, and Student Use Images
Provides links to many copyright-free or public domain image collections.

freeimages
Contains quality stock photos by contributing members.

Image*After
Source for photographs and images from a wide range of disciplines.

Research Databases

SIRS Issues Researcher
Use Advanced Search and limit your Source Type to Multimedia / Statistics to find images, videos, and statistics.

Research in Context
Use Advanced Search and limit the search to document with images.

Visual Art

Artstor
A searchable collection of millions of works of art from all over the world.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
A searchable collection of artwork in the MMA believed to be in the public domain.

Oxford Art Online
Use the "Search for Images Only" search box to access art works.

Lansing Community College Library Services
Databases | Catalog Ask a Librarian

 

Usage Rights

Public Domain - May be freely used without asking for copyright permission because they are not copyrighted.

Licensed - Are copyrighted, but may be free for limited use if you follow license requirements (for example, educational use, giving credit, etc.)

Royalty-Free - Require payment of a small fee to use the material for limited purposes.

 

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