Note: You must cite images that you did not create. Make sure to use the correct citation format (MLA, APA, etc.)

UH Mānoa Library Subscriptions

  • ARTstore – A digital library of nearly one million images in 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


General Search Engine Tips

  1. Use the word image followed by your topic
    Google: image ducks
    Bing: image flying ducks
  2. Combine an image search and a domain search
    Google: image ducks site:edu
    Bing: image flying ducks site:gov
  3. 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
    Google: image dogs restaurants cartoon 
  4. 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

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.

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