Note: You must cite images that you did not create. Make sure to use the correct citation format (MLA, APA, etc.)
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- ARTstore – A digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
- Art & Architecture – Contains charts, diagrams, illustrations, graphs, maps, and some photos appearing in both periodicals and books on art and architecture-related topics
- Sources for charts and graphs can also be found on the Statistics resource page.
Public Domain Images
- Creative Commons
- National Archives (NARA)
- Library of Congress
- Digital Public Library of America
- Wikipedia Public Domain Image Resources
- Unsplash.com – Free high-resolution images published under the Creative Commons Zero license.
- Pixaby.Com – Searchable high-resolution images, vector, and art illustrations published under Creative Commosn Zero license.
- MorgueFile.com – Free high-resolution stock images
- AP Images – Free-high resolution stock images.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- National Gallery of Art
- Art Images for College Teaching
- Getty Open Content Image Collection
General Search Engine Tips
- Use the word image followed by your topic
Google: image ducks
Bing: image flying ducks
- Combine an image search and a domain search
Google: image ducks site:edu
Bing: image flying ducks site:gov
- Use specific keywords for the image you want
(e.g., charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, tables, drawings, illustrations, blueprints, photographs, cartoons, etc.)
Google: image gun ownership chart site:gov
Bing: image nuclear power map site:.edu
Google: image dogs restaurants cartoon
- Use a search engine to find citable images
To increase the reliability of the image, combine an image search with a site: (domain search).
Google: ducks site:edu
Bing: flying ducks site:.gov
Advanced Google Image Search
Search Google for pictures, maps, or other visuals to supplement your speech.
Tip: You can also try an Advanced Google Image Search. By selecting “Labled for Reuse” in the Usage Rights drop-down box, you’ll ensure the images you use are not violating copyright licenses.
- USA.gov – Comprehensive information on government resources
- US Government Publishing Office (GPO) – Records of Congressional hearings.
- ProQuest Congressional – Provides abstracts and some full-text of bills,Committee reports, prepared testimony from hearings and public laws. Advanced Search: Search your topic and add the word “testimony”. Also, on the left, limit your results to “Hearings”
HeinOnline – A legal database that provide access to statements and congressional testimony. Search your topic and the word testimony.
- Hawai‘i State Legislature – Hawai‘i-related legislation (both enacted and proposed).
- For Google searches, add “testimony” and “site:gov” to your search string.
* Hearing – A hearing is a meeting of a Senate, House, joint, or special committee of Congress, usually open to the public, to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation. In addition, hearings may also be purely exploratory in nature, providing testimony and database about topics of current interest.
- Biography Reference Center – Comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online – biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.