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Finding Images

Image Search Engines

These image databases are user- generated.  They may contain some free images.  Look for Creative Commons, or information about Fair Use/Dealings.  Please visit the Copyright and Fair Use/Dealing section on this guide for more information.

Public Collections on the Internet

Images available through public websites; note restrictions on reuse

Stock Photography Resources

Stock photography are photographs that have been licensed for a specific use.  They are often used to fulfill creative projects instead of hiring a photographer.   The web provides many searchable databases that allow you to search for stock photographs.  You can purchase and deliver the images easily and quickly.  Please see below for some of the most popular suppliers of stock photography.